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· July, 2019

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from July, 2019

12 July 2019

Beloved hill is a ‘painkiller’ for Afghans seeking refuge from conflict-torn Kabul

"I had this normal life, free of stress. There were no suicide bombings, no killings. Today our lives are full of uncertainty."

9 July 2019

Azerbaijani artists win fight to save a prayer house-turned-cinema from demolition

In a city increasingly overtaken by skyscrapers, the Salaam Cinema has become a symbol of resistance.

8 July 2019

How one journalist sparked Armenia’s #MeToo moment

An Armenian journalist has started collecting and publishing anonymous accounts of sexual assault, provoking an uncomfortable but deeply necessary public debate.

4 July 2019

Kazakhstan is in the middle of a political transition. So is its social media humour.

Kazakhstan's former president got to choose his own successor, but couldn't prevent him from becoming a figure of fun.