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· February, 2009

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from February, 2009

Armenia: 1 March Anniversary

Azerbaijan: Sumgait

Armenia: No dollars in Yerevan

Azerbaijan: Popular website back — minus forum

After several days of closure, the popular semi-independent Azerbaijani news and discussion website, Day.az, is back. However, raising additional questions about its brief disappearance, the site's forum — known for...

Armenia: 1 March post-election clash anniversary

Armenia: Dollar Panic

Kyrgyzstan: Smoke Country

Kazakhstan: Rally of the opposition

Kyrgyzstan: Hard Time for the Opposition

Kazakhstan: Lomography

Afghanistan: Rights Activist Selected as Young Global Leader

Azerbaijan: Thoughts on Khodjali

Azerbaijan: Khodjali Anniversary

Georgia: Punk Rock

Armenia: Illegal hunting in nature reserve exposed

Illustrating how online activism could make a difference in Armenia, a YouTube video of a chief forester hunting wild boar at the Khosrov nature reserve has resulted in his dismissal.

Armenia: Nationalist agitation in Georgia

Afghanistan: Prison, Poverty and Politics

While the Obama administration has announced that an additional 17,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan to confront the rising insurgency, Afghan bloggers keep talking about the daily challenges facing...

Azerbaijan: Historic district under threat

Armenia-Azerbaijan: A Girl's War

Unzipped: Gay Armenia posts details of a theatrical play performed in 2001 set against the backdrop of the Nagorno Karabakh war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The blog says the play...

Kyrgyzstan: Back Count for the U.S. Airbase

On February, 19th, 2009 nearly all Krrgyz MPs approved a motion denouncing the agreement between Kyrgyzstan and the USA about the American airbase at Manas. Of 89 total MPs, 78...

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