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· January, 2010

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from January, 2010

20 January 2010

Turkey: Solve the Hrant Dink case…

Armenia: Prominent opposition figure sentenced

Azerbaijan: 20th anniversary of Baku pogrom and Black January

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Black January, the day when the fledgling independence movement in Azerbaijan was brutally suppressed by Soviet troops ostensibly to curtail inter-ethnic tensions in the...

Afghanistan: Youth Find Outlets Amid Ongoing Violence

Conversations for a Better World

Last year was the deadliest one for Afghanistan's civilians, including children, since the American-led war began in 2001. Despite the circumstances, efforts are being made nationwide by and for youth...

19 January 2010

Georgia: Plans for the largest airport in the Caucasus

Armenia: Opposition editor jailed

Turkey: Third anniversary of Hrant Dink assassination

Three years ago today, Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was gunned down outside the office of the Argos newspaper he edited in Istanbul, Turkey. Often ignored, loathed or detested when he...

17 January 2010

Afghanistan: Slow progress on power supply

Georgia: Penisman, an alternative superhero

Turkmenistan: New way out for the natural gas

Azerbaijan: Demonstrations for imprisoned video blogging youth activists

Two demonstrations are scheduled to take place outside the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Paris, France, and London, England, on 22 January in support of imprisoned video blogging...

15 January 2010

Uzbekistan: War of the monuments

14th January is celebrated as the Day of Defender of the Motherland in Uzbekistan. On the eve of this day, a grand opening ceremony of the monument “Oath to the...

12 January 2010

Azerbaijan: Reflections

Caucasus: Society, sex and the dating game

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, hopes that new freedoms would quickly replace the old have often been dashed by the re-emergence of traditional practices. Largely kept suppressed by...

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