Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from October, 2017
"What we have shown is that government servers that process and handle the data of citizens of Kyrgyzstan … was hosting an election campaign website that was collating similar data."
In Japanese, the 'kyr' in 'Kyrgyz' sounds a lot like 'kill'.
"I want to invest in Afghanistan, I have never forgotten my country and I can’t live happily, knowing that my people are suffering."
"Education is the antidote to the Taliban: education is tantamount to freeing the minds from the cages of extremism and bigotry."
"There was not a single unemployed person in Laituri. Everyone was employed at either the plantation or the factory."
"The language categories we are more or less stuck with are organized vertically by nation-state."
A real election in a region where that doesn't usually happen.
Seasoned autocrat Nursultan Nazarbayev is finally participating in a competitive presidential election. (Just not in his own country).
"This is certainly an issue to be solved by the church and clergymen, but there are certain people willing to politicize the issue."
"[Wikipedia] is free and public...It's senseless to demand editing from a source that can be edited by anyone."
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