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· February, 2010

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from February, 2010

Georgia: Friends of Freedom for Peace

Azerbaijan: Interview with Feride Sadikhova Buyuran

Armenia: Eurovision National Competition

Armenia tonight chose its entry for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo, Norway. Twitter users provided an online summary of the national competition televised inside the country while some...

Georgia: Tragedy strikes as Winter Olympic Games open

News about the tragic death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili a few hours before the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics broke out just after midnight on a Georgian forum....

Kyrgyzstan: Controversy over sale of the national telecoms operator

Users of the leading Kyrgyz Internet forum “Diesel” have held their own investigation of the transaction, in which shares of the national operator Kyrgyztelecom were sold. According to them, the...

Kazakhstan: About children and president's speech

The bloggers of Kazakhstan were talking about children and the President Nazarbayev's annual address to the nation. The kids topic, probably, aroused from the news about the death of Casey...

Uzbekistan: President Karimov's thoughts about media

Recently President Karimov again mentioned about leading role of mass-media in Uzbekistan. Considering sensitivity of this issue and increasing cases of pressure on independent journalists (i.e. thos who don’t work...

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan: A row on the border

Turkmenistan: Aside of crisis

Uzbekistan: Entry restricted for Kyrgyz citizens

Afghanistan: Prospects for exporting Baghlani Gouda

Armenia: Eurovision 2010

Unzipped comments on what it considers to be the two main contenders, Mihran & Emmy and Eva Rivas, as Armenia's entry into this year's Eurovision Song Contest. The blog says...

Azerbaijan: Book review

Scary Azeri in Suburbs comments on Artush and Zaur, a homo-erotic novel telling the love story between an Armenian and Azerbaijani man. The blogger says that while the book is...

Mongolia: “Khoomii doesn't belong to China”

Armenia: Illegal hunting on YouTube

Tajikistan: Justice or prosecution of the press

Kyrgyzstan: Podcast about youth and activism

Kazakhstan: OSCE Chair on a Trip to U.S.

Afghanistan: How Karzai outsmarted the diplomats

Afghanistan: Why so optimistic?

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