3 August 2016
Central Asia Stepping Up E-Surveillance, Reports Claim

Western security firm refuses to confirm it sold Uzbekistan spyware able to monitor phone calls and e-mails.

3 August 2016
Once Again, Forced Laborers Work in Uzbek Cotton Fields

The much-criticized practice is slowing dwindling under the constant glare of publicity, but estimates put the number of annual workers at from 500,000 to 1 million.

24 March 2016
Troops Deployed Near Disputed Ferghana Valley Mountain Premium

Kyrgyz opposition groups protest perceived official inaction to settle long-running border disputes.

19 February 2016
VimpelCom Agrees Huge Payout to Settle Uzbek Bribery Claims Premium

U.S. and Dutch allegations center on companies linked to Gulnara Karimova, eldest daughter of Uzbekistan’s president.

17 December 2015
Uzbekistan Musicians Face ‘Values’ Tests Premium

Government calls for licensing authority to more closely scrutinize performers’ lyrics, embrace of Uzbek values.

16 December 2015
Sweden Jails Man for Attempt on Uzbek Imam’s Life Premium

Uzbekistani national sentenced to 18 years in prison for attempted contract killing of conservative cleric émigré.

8 December 2015
Uzbek Female Mullahs Make Comeback Premium
Uzbekistan is one of the few Muslim countries where female Islamic teachers, known as otins, play an important religious role.
By Shuhratjon Khurramov
24 November 2015
Uzbekistan ‘Gangster State,’ Swedish Prosecutor Says
Tashkent was behind the attempted murder of an Uzbek dissident cleric living in Sweden, a court hears.
13 November 2015
Uzbekistan Releases World’s ‘Longest-Serving’ Political Prisoner Premium
Opposition politician, activist Murod Juraev was repeatedly tortured during his 21 years in prison.
6 November 2015
Norwegian Exec Detained in Uzbek Corruption Probe Premium
More detail emerges on the enormous bribes Scandinavian telecoms allegedly paid for access to the country’s mobile phone market.



Moldovan diaries

The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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