· October, 2006

Stories about Tajikistan from October, 2006

Tajikistan: HIV Education in the Market

  31 October 2006

Jonny Mason of Tajikistan Travels writes about training of teenage Tajik boys who work in markets to be peer trainers to teach other youths working in the market about HIV.

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan: A Big Week

  30 October 2006

Sean Roberts notes that next is a big week for three Central Asian countries. Three very different events will take place that show how different their politics have become since independence from the Soviet Union.

Tajikistan: Democratic Split

  30 October 2006

Alexander Sadikov reports on divisions within Tajikistan's Democratic party which he says have developed into a political stalemate.

Tajikistan: Eyes on the Election

  27 October 2006

Members of the United States Congress held a hearing yesterday on Tajikistan's upcoming presidential election. James of neweurasia was on hand and reports on the proceedings.

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

  26 October 2006

Alpine Pastures – Jailoo (c) Christopher Herwig, www.herwigphotos.com It's time to strike our tents (or Kyrgyz yurts in the Jailoo in this case), the summer is over (although in Kazakhstan's capital Astana there's snow even in August…). Which also means more time for Central Asia buffs to spend in front...

Tajikistan: Why are you running?

  24 October 2006

At neweurasia, Vadim reports that Tajik presidential candidates are rather reluctant to take on the incumbent, leading him to conclude that they are indeed window dressing to make the election look more democratic than it is.

Central Asia: IMT Phony?

  17 October 2006

A Tajik official has claimed that the Islamic Movement of Turkestan is merely a fabrication of the Uzbekistani government. Sean Roberts analyzes the news and whether or not the IMT likely exists.

Tajikistan: Corruption Permeates

  17 October 2006

Alexander Sadikov reports that Tajikistan's Prosecutor General announced that corruption afflicts all levels of the Tajik government and he discusses corruption in the country.

Tajikistan: Uncensored

  12 October 2006

Alexander Sadikov reports that the Tajik government has bowed to pressure and lifted its block on some websites that report information critical of the government.

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

  12 October 2006

Meat vendor in Osh market, Kyrgyzstan Just returning from a shopping tour on Osh Market, we welcome you to the latest roundup of notable online conversations that took place during the last two weeks, brought to you bi-weekly by neweurasia. Armenia: France's new legislation to make the denial of the...

Tajikistan: Blocked Websites

  9 October 2006

Alexander Sadikov reports on the Tajik government's decision to block access to certain “harmful” foreign websites that criticize the government, a move, Sadikov says, that indicates the government's determination to extend control over all facets of life in Tajikistan.

Tajikistan: Emulating Uzbekistan

  5 October 2006

Alexander Sadikov says that Tajikistan's president is emulating Uzbekistan's by not only creating loyal political parties, but also by reforming existing ones to create an impression of multiparty democracy.

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