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· July, 2009

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from July, 2009

16 July 2009

Azerbaijan: Baku's Boulevard

Iran: Armenian bloggers on plane crash

When a regular flight en route from Tehran to Yerevan crashed after takeoff yesterday, killing all 168 on board, many in Armenia and its Diaspora were distressed, and not least...

Azerbaijan: Video Campaign to Release Detained Activists

The recent detention of two cyber-activists and youth leaders in Azerbaijan this past week has caused consternation among bloggers and activists inside and outside Azerbaijan, and now a video campaign...

15 July 2009

Russia: Medvedev, Obama, and the lot…

Armenia: ‘Bloggers’ call for foreign minister's resignation

Following a July 10, 2009 statement by the U.S., Russian, and French presidents calling for Armenia and Azerbaijan to resolve the longstanding conflict over Nagorno Karabakh, some bloggers in Armenia...

13 July 2009

Nabucco: Chorus of the energy slaves

Russia: Why there will be no new war with Georgia

Lithuania: Russian charter challenges loyalty

Armenia: Flag display

Azerbaijan: “Hooliganism”

Azerbaijan: Last tweet before arrest

Emin Milli, one of two youth and civil society activists severly beaten and jailed for two months for hooliganism in Baku last week, sent a tweet back on 24th June....

Azerbaijan: Citizen media in defense of detained activists, bloggers

Although most activity can be found on Facebook where users continue to update each other on the case of video blogger Adnan Hajizade and youth activist Emin Milli, detained last...

Kazkahstan: Public administration discussed by bloggers

The bloggers are trying to understand what is happening in the country and how adequate is the public administration in Kazakhstan. Megakhuimyak thinks over the future of the local political...

11 July 2009

Georgia: An Interview with DvOrsky

Giga Paitchadze, better known online as DvOrsky, is no stranger to the Caucasus section of Global Voices Online. In the second of a series of audio interviews with bloggers in...

Afghanistan: Deals on the eve of elections

Uzbekistan: Failed state or private enterprise?