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· October, 2009

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from October, 2009

27 October 2009

Russia-Georgia: Tagliavini report reviewed

Azerbaijan: Video blogger trial postponed… again (updated)

In what many consider to be a politically motivated trial to stifle dissent in Azerbaijan, video blogging youth activists Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli once again appeared in court in...

26 October 2009

Azerbaijan: Hope

Kyrgyzstan: New Prime Minister Discussed by Internet Users

One of Kyrgyzstan’s wealthiest men, the prominent government official Daniyar Usenov, was appointed the republic’s Prime Minister. President Kurmanbek Bakiev has already signed the appropriate orders. Daniyar Toktogulovich was among...

Uzbekistan: Oppositionist returns from exile

Kyrgyzstan: Administrative reform

Kazakhstan: Atomic Lake

Turkmenistan: Trafficking in human beings

Afghanistan: Who will benefit from re-vote?

Turkmenistan: Government Puts Obstacles to Peace Corp

Mongolia: Luxury Brand Explosion

Kazakhstan: Boxing Scandal To Be Decided in Rematch

Tajikistan: Militants in the Valley

Kazakhstan: economic paradoxes, sexism and the decline of science

Kazakhstan’s bloggers continue to discuss topics of social relevance Last week, online discussions touched on various subjects. The blogger Lord-Fame was visited by tax authorities, who found his company to...

23 October 2009

Azerbaijan: Musings & Poetry

Georgia: New Media Forum assessed, bloggers interviewed

Following the recent New Media Forum, an event staged in Tbilisi, Georgia, comes coverage in the local press. Although lagging behind its neighbors in the South Caucasus, interest in the...