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· May, 2011

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from May, 2011

Azerbaijan: Interview with released video blogging activist Emin Milli

Abkhazia: Sergei Bagapsh Dies

Azerbaijan: Twitter as a tool for activism

Azerbaijan: Eynulla Fatullayev Pardoned Following Twitter Action

Just two days after the UK branch of Amnesty International launched its Twitter campaign to call for the release of Eynulla Fatullayev comes news that the imprisoned journalist and prisoner...

Georgia: Demonstrators dispersed ahead of independence day celebrations

Azerbaijan: Jon Snow and Amnesty International in Twitter Action

Ahead of tonight's Amnesty International Media Awards 2011, the organisation has launched a Twitter photo campaign to call for the release of an imprisoned journalist and newspaper editor in Azerbaijan....

Azerbaijan: Free Eynulla Fatullayev! Twitter campaign

Azerbaijan: Congratulations Scary Azeri!

Georgia: Tolkienesque Clashes on the Streets of Tbilisi

On 21 May, just days before the 20th anniversary of Georgia declaring its independence from the former Soviet Union, protests organized by the opposition People's Assembly accused President Saakashvili of...

Technology for Transparency: Final Report

The Technology for Transparency Network is proud to announce the release of its final report, "Global mapping of technology for transparency and accountability". The report is being published by the...

Azerbaijan: Eurovision winner Nigar Camal's visa criticism

Azerbaijan: Bloggers Divided Over Eurovision Win

Last weekend, Azerbaijan was shaking, with thousands of people flooding onto the streets of Baku, the capital, celebrating their country's win in the Eurovision Song Contest held a few hours...

Georgia: Beyoncé's Girls Rule an Apocalyptic… Caucasus?

The premiere of American singer Beyoncé's "Run The World (Girls)" video on May 18 evoked much debate among bloggers and social media users in Georgia for a less than expected...

Azerbaijan: National Identity

Armenia: Royal visit to Ireland as an example for the Caucasus

Azerbaijan: Manatvision

Azerbaijan: Armenian Eurovision boycott dilemma

Afghanistan: Partition of the country as a sensible solution

Afghanistan: “Attorney General Dancing Drunk” scandalous video

Uzbekistan: Presidential daughter launched twitter account

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