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· March, 2011

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from March, 2011

Azerbaijan: BBC Azeri & the potential of social media in the South Caucasus

Afghanistan: Leaked Photos Unveil “Repugnancies” Committed by US Army

On March 21, 2011, the German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel released three horrific photos of Afghan civilians killed by a group of United States soldiers. Bloggers have reacted to...

Georgia: Men in Black

Armenia: Opposition rivalry

Tajikistan: President’s Son Will Tackle Customs Crime

Uzbekistan: Authorities intensify control over mobile operators

Uzbekistan: Govt Shuts Down Human Rights Watch

Turkmenistan: Crackdown on youth

Kyrgyzstan: Political Games and Investment Climate

Georgia: Journalists Dismissed Because of Facebook Hate Speech

On 18 March 2011, the Georgian Public Broadcaster dismissed two of its journalists, Giorgi Tukhareli and Giorgi Gabrichidze, because of offensive comments they made on Facebook against homosexuals as and...

Armenia: Opposition rallies again

Azerbaijan: “Great People's Day” Protest Criticism Answered

Following a youth protest held in Baku, the Azerbaijani capital, on 11th March, some bloggers have been critical of those responsible for organizing the action via Facebook. As a result,...

Afghanistan: Civilian deaths rise, most attributed to Taliban

Afghanistan: Stinging critique of development aid

Azerbaijan: Great People's Day a pointless adventure?

Uzbekistan: The Enemies of the Internet are Known

12 March was the World Day Against Cyber-Censorship. Launched by Reporters Without Borders in 2008, the initiative is intended to promote the idea of Internet without restrictions and accessible to...

Azerbaijan: More Protests, More Arrests…

Following yesterday's protest by youth activists in Azerbaijan, opposition supporters today staged their own. Also inspired by pro-democracy protests in Egypt and Tunisia, the demonstration might not have been as...

Azerbaijan: Youth Protest in Baku

Inspired by pro-democracy protests in Egypt and Tunisia, youth activists in Azerbaijan took to the streets in actions encouraged and coordinated by social media in what was their largest action...

Azerbaijan: Online activism under fire

Mexico and Afghanistan Border Conflicts Juxtaposed

Netizens are responding to several reports that juxtapose the violence in the Mexico/US border with the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan and its border with Pakistan. Though uncoordinated and apparently disparate,...

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