Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

· December, 2012

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from December, 2012

A Comic Book Superhero With a Kyrgyz Flavour

Kyrgyz superhero fans will soon have comic books and cartoon films featuring a 'national' fictional character, Barsbek. But some netizens argue that the Central Asian superhero looks too much like...

Tajikistan Blocks 130 Websites

Tanks and Prayers in Afghanistan

Uzbekistan's Boring TV

Tajik City at Night

Kazakhstan to Switch to Latin Script

Tajiks and Uzbeks Disagree on Birthplace of Poet

Independent Turkmen Website Hacked

‘Meet the Stans': A Journey Through Central Asia

Power of Rumor in Turkmenistan

Kazakhstan: Looking Strong, Acting Weak?

Magnificent and Unknown Samarkand

Most Corrupt Country Award Goes to Afghanistan

Afghanistan ranks as the world's most corrupt country in the latest survey by a global corruption watchdog. The release of the survey triggered a wave of anti-corruption rallies across the...

Global Voices: Where Every Voice Counts

The idea that every voice counts is one that is very close to the notion of Global Voices as a platform and as a community. As netizens unite to have...

Iran's Diplomatic Missions Under Attack

Iran's diplomatic missions have been under attack around the world in recent weeks by Iranians and Afghans, for different reasons. The actions sparked a hot debate within the Iranian blogosphere,...

Uzbek Theater Stages a Multicultural Play

Mock Bride-Kidnapping in Kyrgyz Capital

Searching for Chingis Khan's Tomb in Mongolia

Tweets are Bittersweet for Popular Kyrgyz MP

A Kyrgyz lawmaker has kick-started a debate in Kyrgyzstan about when journalists should and shouldn't be able to quote a Twitter feed to inform a news report.

‘Carousel Voting’ Goes Viral in Kyrgyz Elections

Nearly three months of intrusive and irksome electoral campaigns in Kyrgyzstan came to an end as votes were counted for the five municipal elections held on November 25. But with...

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site