Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus
29 December 2015
'I even have an old reflex camera, a Nikon D70 -- quite heavy, by the way. That picture was taken from a height of about 6,500 meters above sea level.'
28 December 2015
27 December 2015
24 December 2015
In 2015, Turkey blocked 166 websites for publishing one controversial image, Thai activists knocked 5 government websites offline in a virtual "sit-in", and Mexico spent $6.3 million on surveillance software.
23 December 2015
Is the toxic, anarchic landfill that has troubled Bishkek for over two decades about to be brought to heel?
22 December 2015
"We hope as well that the global community does not forget the places around the world affected exactly by this epidemic. Afghanistan is exactly one of those places.”
20 December 2015
18 December 2015
To some they are heroes, to others "prostitutes" that "adopted Western thoughts." In Afghanistan, the catwalk is a political battleground.
15 December 2015
14 December 2015
10 December 2015
7 December 2015
"I am so much wealthier than all the corrupt men and women I have written about. Because I have values for which I am ready to even sacrifice my life."
4 December 2015
"In the morning, I woke up to this news. I smiled. 'Bamiyan is a world of miracles.'"
On December 6 Armenia's government will attempt to put the country's emboldened civil society back into its box. But is it too late?
29 November 2015
14 November 2015
"It is not enough that they kill, rape, imprison and make fun of Tajiks in Russia -- now the killing continues at home, on our own soil!"
12 November 2015
Afghans are demanding an end to violence and a government that can take responsibility for the country's deteriorating security.