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· August, 2009

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from August, 2009

Caucasus: Peace Corps blogs on Twitter

Georgia: Bicycle Trip from Poti to Batumi

Afghanistan: Voting Day in Photos

On the nation's second-ever election day, Afghan photo bloggers shared pictures from the polls showing military presence as well as voter enthusiasm.

Azerbaijan: Washington DC protest for detained activist bloggers (updated)

With detained video bloggers Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli now facing an additional charge in their native Azerbaijan, The Collegian says that support for the two imprisoned youth activists yesterday...

Azerbaijan: Washington DC demonstration in support of detained bloggers

Azerbaijan: Activist bloggers face additional charge as trial approaches

Youth activist video bloggers Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli have been held in pre-trial detention for 48 days. However, in an unexpected development, the authorities in Azerbaijan have now decided...

Kazakhstan: On the Efficacy of Government

How professional is the government? Is it rigorous enough in performing its functions? How often does it interfere in matters beyond its competence? These are among the most popular questions...

Kazakhstan: Journalist sentenced to jail

Kazakhstan: Diplomat Accused of Being a Spy

Kazakhstan: The resurrection of Vino

Uzbekistan: Women banned from mosques

Turkmenistan: Students prevented from study abroad

Afghanistan: Elections with better security, worse violations

Kazakhstan: Astana Cycling Team Survives Difficulties

Afghanistan: Reportages on Children

Afghanistan: Televised Presidential Debates

Afghanistan: Independence Day & Elections Eve

Armenia: Homophobia turns deadly

Even if homosexuality was decriminalized in Armenia in 2002, society remains largely intolerant and traditional in its values. With blogs providing LGBT activists with a medium through which to voice...

Armenia: Ultra-nationalist homophobic death threat

Azerbaijan: Eurovision scandal continues

Despite attempts by the authorities to downplay the incident, news that the names and addresses of 43 citizens who voted for the Armenian entry in this year's Eurovision Song Contest...

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