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· January, 2012

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from January, 2012

24 January 2012

Afghanistan: Coverage in US papers falls in 2011

Afghanistan: Sahar Gul’s story as an illustration of women’s rights

Kyrgyzstan: MPs Told to Ride the Bus

A suggestion that Kyrgyz MPs should give up their state-funded cars and take a minibus to work has moved netizens towards a reappraisal of what their elected representatives should and...

20 January 2012

Turkey: Post-Murder Trial, Thousands Remember Hrant Dink

Thousands have marched in Turkey to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist and Agos newspaper editor Hrant Dink.

18 January 2012

Turkey: Hrant Dink Murder Trial Closes

Five years and 25 hearings later, the trial to convict those responsible for the murder of Hrant Dink, a Turkish-Armenian journalist, has come to a close.

6 January 2012

Global Voices Most Read Posts in 2011

Global Voices is no longer as lonely a media voice when it comes to reporting tweets and blog posts. Still, where mainstream media interest wanes, we're the ones who continue...

3 January 2012

Georgia: Return of the Meskhetian Turks

Over 100,000 Muslims were deported from the Meskheti region of Georgia by Joseph Stalin in 1944. Now, more than 60 years later, some are slowly starting to return as part...

Afghanistan:The number 39 is associated with prostitution

Turkey: Remembering the Turkish Schindlers

2 January 2012

Caucasus: The Year in Review

As popular uprisings spread through the Middle East and North Africa in 2011, opposition forces tried to replicate the Arab Spring in the South Caucasus. However, they failed.

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