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· May, 2007

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from May, 2007

Nagorno Karabakh conflict: “Liberated Territories” in Focus

The Armenian blogosphere is full of speculations about the seven regions in Azerbaijan currently under the control of Armenian and Karabakh forces, which are referred to as the “Liberated Territories”...

Kyrgyzstan: Issyk-Kul and Tourism

Asel is worried that the pursuit of short-term profit from tourism is ruining Kyrgyzstan's Issyk-kul.

Armenia: Real Estate Prices

At Life in Armenia, Raffi K. reports on real estate prices in Yerevan.

Turkmenistan: Relations with Kazakhstan

Bonnie Boyd discusses the great significance of the emerging relationship between Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

Kazakhstan: Bikers & the World

neweurasia says that Kazakhstan's government can use the success of Kazakhstani bicyclists to further boost the country's image.

Armenia: All-powerful Seal

Notes from Hairenik discusses the incredible power of seals on documents in Armenia.

Tajikistan: Next Generation of Journalists

At neweurasia, Vadim says that the next generation of professional journalists in Tajikistan will cut their teeth in the blogosphere.

Armenia & Azerbaijan: Karabakh Progress?

Oneworld Multimedia discusses the status of negotiations between Azerbaijan and Armenia over a peace agreement regarding the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Kazakhstan: Ruling Family Shakeup

A warrant for the arrest of Rakhat Aliyev, the son-in-law of Kazakhstan's presdient, has been issued. KZBlog explains why, and how the case may connect to the government's decision to...

Uzbekistan: Another Blog Blocked

Libertad discusses the blocking of yet another blog within Uzbekistan. The blog in question, Khorezm, mostly discusses daily life in Uzbekistan's Khorezm region.

Uzbekistan: Prohibition's Consequences

Tolkun Umaraliev posts that restrictions on the sale of hard alcohol in Uzbekistan is driving sales underground and spurring some to instead drink beer.

Afghanistan: Context to Crackdown

Afghanistanica provides background to the recent shooting of protesters in northern Afghanistan.

Kazakhstan against -bashization

Yesterday Sergey Duvanov, a journalist and a human rights activist was arrested for organising the protests on the square in Almaty against the constitutional amendments that exempt Nazarbayev from a...

Afghan Whispers:Refugees,War Lords and Orphanages

Several Afghan bloggers have discussed Iranian government’s decision to expel Afghan refugees to Afghanistan. Some of these refugees have lived in Iran for years. Marine Gustavson, from Parsa NGO shows...

How the South is financing the North's internet connection

Reseau International de correspondants writes about pricing inequalities in the international telecom system (Fr) that place a disproportionate burden of payment on developing countries to the extent that “the South...

Kazakhstan: Rakhat's Fall

Leila Tanayeva reports on a criminal case being brought against Rakhat Aliev, the son-in-law of Kazakhstan's president.

Afghanistan: Travel Restrictions

Peter Marton puts together a collection of random travel restrictions for those who may find themselves in Afghanistan.

Kyrgyzstan: Libel Case Against Activists

neweurasia reports on a libel case against Kyrgyz human rights activists brought as a result of an article accusing an official of abusing defendants.

Europe: Third Annual Satin Pajama Awards

Voting has just begun in the Third Annual Satin Pajama Awards over at A Fistful of Euros.

Uzbekistan: Victory or Memorial Day

At neweurasia, Kamron (as translated by Tolkun Umaraliev) shares his feelings on the Uzbek government's change of May 9th from Victory Day to Remembrance Day.

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