Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from December, 2017
Injustice abounds, but the human spirit is alive, kicking, and as beautiful as ever. Take a look at these highlights of Global Voices' coverage in 2017.
2017 was a honeymoon year for Uzbekistan and new President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, but challenges loom in the distance.
“This is my band...this is my arse. Tonight your arse is mine.”
A seagull appearing on the 500 tenge note was claimed by a Swiss photographer, but officials have not acknowledged copyright infringement.
After an outcry, Afghanistan's president apologised for the remark.
“There are no fairytale weddings in my stories and no handsome prince. None of my characters are especially waiting for him, either.”