Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from May, 2018
Government critics argue that Kazakhstan has never had a frank debate about the legacy or lessons of its totalitarian past.
"The Last Gaze of the Free Man!"
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.
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.
"Citizenship is all I need to heal the scar of not belonging."
From blue balloon scares to arrests in neighbouring countries, the chase gets more farcical as it gets more serious.
"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."
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.
"We were on the cusp of civil confrontation!"
Tajikistan issued a pictorial guide showing the "recommended" dress for women, and promised to do the same for men as well.
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.
"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.
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.
About our Central Asia & Caucasus coverage
Filip Noubel is the interim Central Asia editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.