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· June, 2011

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from June, 2011

Azerbaijan: Doubts reportedly linger about Eurovision 2012

Azerbaijan: Freedom of Eurovision, including for Armenians

Russia / Afghanistan: Photos From A School in Kabul

Armenia: Animal Activists Demand End to Stray Dog Killings

In the last few days animal activists are making unprecedented use of social media in the South Caucasus by demanding that the inhumane killing of stray dogs end by flooding...

Azerbaijan: Photojournalist detained, deported

Kazakhstan: A journalist strips naked for the truth

Kyrgyzstan: Political news website banned

Tajikistan: A BBC journalist arrested

Turkmenistan: The Tower of Media and Totalitarianism

Kazakhstan: HIV-positive prisoners demanding respect

Uzbekistan: U-17 football team to go to World Cup

Kyrgyzstan: Shoring Up the Southern Border

Azerbaijan: Bakhtiyar Hajiyev Video Campaign

Afghanistan: Instability on the Borders

Azerbaijan: A military show of strength or rhetoric for domestic consumption?

Armenia: LGBT Persons Still Facing Discrimination

LGBT persons are still facing discrimination in Armenia and much of the rest of the South Caucasus, a new groundbreaking two-year study by the Council of Europe (CoE) has found.

Russia: Rodric Braithwaite's “Afgantsy”

Armenia: Rapping controversy

Kazakhstan: Fighting Internet Piracy

Kazakhstan is undergoing a new scandalous development with regards the Internet – this time about regulation of copyright online. On 29 April, 2011, a special roundtable that brought together lawyers,...

Georgia: Government 2.0

With 621,640 Facebook users in the country, Georgia boasts the largest penetration for the social networking site in the region. Naturally, government agencies and officials are now starting to reach...

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