Stories about Tajikistan from 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.
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.
Alexander Sadikov reports on divisions within Tajikistan's Democratic party which he says have developed into a political stalemate.
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.
Leila Tanayeva reports on the screening of three documentaries on Central Asian music that recently took place in Prague.
Vadim notes that Tajikistan is ranked the most favorable environment for journalists in Central Asia by Reporters Without Borders, though he says he does not agree with that determination.
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...
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.
Alexander Sadikov explains how Tajikistan's plans to become an energy exporter are causing problems in relations with Uzbekistan.
Vadim reports on the latest buzz in the Tajik blogosphere.
At neweurasia, Vadim discusses the HIV/AIDS problem in Tajikistan.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Alexander Sadikov discusses the OSCE's assessment of the environment in which Tajikistan's presidential election will take place.
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.
At neweurasia, Neil rounds up news on press freedom from all over the Caucasus and Central Asia.
James of neweurasia posts an update on Tajikistan's presidential election.
Vadim reports on the use of child labor in cotton harvesting in Tajikistan.