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· May, 2018

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from May, 2018

Kazakhstan commemorates Stalin’s Terror

Government critics argue that Kazakhstan has never had a frank debate about the legacy or lessons of its totalitarian past.

The not-forgotten soldier: Afghan serviceman goes viral after Taliban execution

"The Last Gaze of the Free Man!"

What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?

During the week of May 21-27, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 206 countries. Number 19 on the list? Lebanon. And number 198? Faroe Islands.

What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?

During the week of May 14-20, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 211 countries. Number 109 on the list? Gabon. And number 13? Germany.

Photo essay: Stateless in the former Soviet republic of Georgia

"Citizenship is all I need to heal the scar of not belonging."

Kazakhstan's hunt for supporters of tycoon Ablyazov gets absurd and goes abroad

From blue balloon scares to arrests in neighbouring countries, the chase gets more farcical as it gets more serious.

Pakistan Chief Justice's notice produces some hope for Hazara protections

"Finally voice of Hazara people heard. Army chief gives assurance of security and safety. Chief Justice takes notice of the killing of Hazara. Took us several years. Extremely shameful."

What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?

During the week of May 7-13, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 207 countries. Number 61 on the list? Kazakhstan. And number 19? Indonesia.

Georgia's protests pit nightlife against nationalists

"We were on the cusp of civil confrontation!"

Hijabs and mini-skirts: What not to wear in Tajikistan

Tajikistan issued a pictorial guide showing the "recommended" dress for women, and promised to do the same for men as well.

Uzbekistan releases its “last detained journalists”

For the first time in last two decades, there is not a single journalist behind bars in Uzbekistan, once one of the world's most despotic countries.

‘You and this loss will never be forgotten': The deadly realities of media work in Afghanistan

"What a painful day. What a hard job. What a dark time in Kabul. TariqMajidi is covering the funeral of his colleague."

Netizen Report: In Afghanistan and Pakistan, journalists honor slain colleagues on World Press Freedom Day

We dedicate this edition to journalists who have been threatened or killed this year, in honor of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2018.

What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?

During the week of April 29-29, 2018, the most popular story on our Italian language site was about Azerbaijan. And on our Malagasy language site? A story about China.

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