· April, 2007

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from April, 2007

Kyrgyzstan: Protest's Final Day

  24 April 2007

Mirsulzhan Namazaliev reports from the scene on the final day of Kyrgyzstan's protests. In the wake of the dispersal of protesters, the government has been harassing opposition members and opposition publications. Azamat reacts with a call for President Bakiev to leave the opposition alone and get back to work.

Kyrgyzstan: Pandora's Box

  23 April 2007

Beau Gordinier reports on the government's dispersal of protesters demanding the president's resignation in Kyrgyzstan, and discusses what comes next in Kyrgyz politics.

Afghanistan: Media Under Pressure

  23 April 2007

Afghan Lord discusses the live broadcast beating and arrest of three reporters at a television station by police under orders from Afghanistan's Attorney General, saying that such abuses of power by officials is a threat to media freedom in Afghanistan.

Interview with the Blogger, adam_kesher

  22 April 2007

Adil Nurmakov is a 28-year old political scientist and a journalist from Almaty, who started as a blogger in 2004. He writes his own Livejournal adam_kesher (ru) and is a regular author on neweurasia. Recently, Adil wrote an open letter to the mayor of Almaty about the situation with the...

How [NOT] To: Armenian Genocide Protest

  20 April 2007

Points about what is appropriate for an Armenian to do on the Armenian genocide remembrance day – April 24th, started earlier this week by the Armenia blog were picked up by the Ahousekeeper in his post: “Dress code? Yes, dress code!”, followed by a lively discussion: One day out of...

Armenia: HayPost Election Mailing

  20 April 2007

Oneworld Multimedia reports on the Armenian Postal Service's massive, computerized direct mail campaign to reach every voter with a voting notice card, a campaign that may just help rejuvenate the postal service.

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