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· January, 2018

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from January, 2018

30 January 2018

Meet ‘Uyatman’, the Kazakh Superhero out to Stop Women Behaving Indecently

"Uyat in Kazakhstan...can be creative and destructive. In the first instance, it is to educate children. In the latter, it is about harassment and aggression."

29 January 2018

Uzbekistan and its Migrants: A Tale of Two Presidents

"People have to look for jobs in other countries because we have not created conditions for them."

25 January 2018

Rejected by Australia and Condemned to Detention in Indonesia, Refugees Protest Life in Limbo

The Bridge

"Australian NGOs have denounced this 'Indonesian Solution', arguing that their government is paying Jakarta “hundreds of millions of dollars to detain and warehouse asylum seekers."

Afghanistan Reels From Two Deadly Attacks in Less than a Week

"A cowardly and heinous attack by a bunch of terrorists on a humanitarian organization that serves the Afghan children."

Veto Viber? Tax Telegram? Such Are Tajikistan's Tech Company Conundrums

Advox

Once asked why the government was raising a tax on mobile phone companies, the tax chief responded: "Now even barefooted ones have a mobile phone."

23 January 2018

Jurassic Post: Afghan Minister's Gaffe Raises Meritocracy Concerns

“I regret that the National Unity Government talks about good governance while appointing a minister who lacks primary literacy.”

3 January 2018

Will We Ever See the End of Information Control in Azerbaijan?

Advox

Legal reforms restricting online speech seem to threaten everyone but the ruling elite of Azerbaijan.

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