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· March, 2016

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from March, 2016

25 March 2016

Aliyev's Toys, or the Treatment of Political Prisoners in Azerbaijan

Global Voices Advocacy

"Our hostage life is over. We are free now! I wish freedom to all our friends remaining behind bars."

23 March 2016

How Afghanistan's Politics of Ethnicity and Honour Play Out on Facebook

General Abdul Rashid Dostum and General Ata Mohammad Noor have much in common, but whether online or offline, they speak to different audiences.

17 March 2016

Georgia’s ‘Sex Wikileaks’ Revives Fear of Government Snooping

“Everything you do in your bedroom can be used against you!”

16 March 2016

All Holds Barred in Cage ‘Fight’ Between Two Kazakhs

Blood is thicker than water, and more important than prize money.

14 March 2016

Hear That? The Global Voices Podcast Is Back.

After a three year break, the Global Voices Podcast is back. In this edition, we take you to Mexico, China, Tajikistan, Macedonia and Russia.

Kyrgyzstan Keeps Half an Eye on Renewables

Demand for renewables is growing in a country where the Soviet-era energy system is visibly wilting.

11 March 2016

When Is an Autonomous Territory Not Autonomous? When Tajik State Media Says so?

"It was not he who gave us this autonomy, so he cannot repeal it. They tried to bring Badakhshan to its knees in 2012, but they could not."

8 March 2016

Six Tajik Mothers Who Rule the Roost on Facebook

Tajikistan celebrates Mother's Day, a rebranded version of International Women's Day, on March 8.

Afghanistan's Path to Women's Rights Is Paved With Risk, but Built on Hope

From cycling teams to volunteers treating drug addicted men, Afghan women are carving out roles in a country wracked by violence and insecurity.

2 March 2016

Armenia's ‘Electric Yerevan’ Protests and the Mass Media

“Mass media helps to disseminate the issues being raised. When it was necessary to get the word out media covered it without any hesitation."

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