· March, 2010

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from March, 2010

Azerbaijan: DOTCOM arrives in Baku

  29 March 2010

Late last night, American participants of the U.S. State Department sponsored DOTCOM project to bring Armenian, Azerbaijani and American teenagers together to create socially conscious media arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Tajikistan: Bargaining over dams and shipments

  29 March 2010

Tajik and Uzbek officials traded barbs during the security conference in Dushanbe. The argument concerned freight train shipments for Tajikistan that have been stalled on Uzbek territory, but as neweurasia’s Dushanbe explains, the real reason is the Roghun dam project.

Uzbekistan: They Cancelled Navroz

  29 March 2010

Nathan Hamm informs his readers that public Navroz celebrations were cancelled in Uzbekistan – allegedly because of bad weather, but no official announcements were made about the cancellation.

Uzbekistan: Children infected with HIV

  29 March 2010

Joshua Foust reports that two hospitals in Namangan have been identified in a newly released documentary as infecting at least 140 children with HIV, resulting in the deaths of at least 14.

Armenia-Azerbaijan: BBC Azeri Facebook Diary III

  26 March 2010

As part of the BBC Superpower Season, the BBC's Azeri service approached Global Voices Online's Caucasus editor to participate in its own reflection on the power of the Internet. What follows is the third and final in English

Armenia-Azerbaijan: BBC Azeri Facebook Diary II

  25 March 2010

As part of the BBC Superpower Season, the BBC's Azeri service approached Global Voices Online's Caucasus editor to participate in its own reflection on the power of the Internet. What follows is Part II in English.

Armenia-Azerbaijan: BBC Azeri Facebook Diary

  24 March 2010

As part of the BBC Superpower Season, the BBC's Azeri service approached Global Voices Online's Caucasus editor to participate in its own reflection on the power of the Internet. What follows is a version in English

Tajikistan: Free speech vs. courts

  21 March 2010

The saga of three judges and three newspapers continues in Tajikistan and has taken an interesting turn as the journalists fight back with a new recording revealing the corruption in the Supreme Court, neweurasia’s Alpharabius reports.

Kyrgyzstan: Osh town redevelopment

  21 March 2010

Iskender writes that the Kyrgyzstan government proposes a 15-year plan of complex redevelopment for Osh, an old town also called as the Kyrgyz Southern capital.

Afghanistan: Film archive survives or not

  21 March 2010

Nick Fielding reports on the fact that the continuing survival of the Afghan National Film Archive, containing the only known copies of some Afghan films and documentaries, remains precarious.

Uzbekistan: Economic purge

  21 March 2010

Dafydd takes a look at various versions of why did the Uzbekistan's president order the arrest of a whole slew of Uzbekistan’s richest people.

Armenia: Women

  19 March 2010

Emily Haas’ Armenian Experience, a blog by a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) in the former Soviet republic, post photographs and an insight into the lives of women in Armenia. The blog says that the project is to “show how hard the women in Armenia work and the important and overlooked...

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