Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from March, 2017
"Can we designate people that leave their rubbish bags lying around outside their apartment doors enemies of state interests and remove their citizenships?"
“If the [economic] situation is bad, there are fewer operations; if the situation is good, there are many more operations.”
Do Bishkek's trolleybuses have style? You bet they do!
"From Tuesday, Georgian nationals may visit Europe’s vast borderless Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180 day period."
A series of civil suits launched by the state prosecutor have seemingly targeted media for quoting the government's critics.
On 22 March, in Tbilisi, a mother and a daughter standing on the side of the road were hit by a car. The 11-year-old girl died on the spot.
In a recent discussion with a hand-picked selection of journalists, Nazarbayev took pains to explain why Asian societies aren't always suited to democracy.
Global Voices interviews Ara Malikian, an Armenian violinist who grew up in Lebanon, about the influences that shaped his life and his music.
"Finally, a great feat! [Our] tenth win in a row in T20Is. Towards the glory!"
Censorship is up in France, China is censoring scientists (again), and Facebook tells developers to stop using network data for surveillance.
"By advising him to sue internet publications, they are really doing him a bad turn."
Social media users have been tweeting about the situation in the city under the hashtag #BatumiRiots.
"Uber. Are you completely nuts? Is this what a Californian startup looks like?"
A popular new reality TV show and an advert for a construction company have enraged feminists by trivialising abuses against women.
"We have seen the government slowly but surely moving to usurp the media space, focusing primarily on television."
"Instead of investigating credible allegation of ill-treatment, Azerbaijan jails outspoken critic #MehmanHuseynov for two years."