· April, 2008

Stories about Uzbekistan from April, 2008

Uzbekistan: Yusuf Juma, a Martyr Poet

  11 April 2008

Today, in Uzbekistan, where free voices are being severely silenced, practically no one dares not even to promote, but just to express anti-governmental ideas. But this is not the case of dissident poet Yusuf Juma, as his poems are full of passion and concern about his country and martyr nation,...

Uzbekistan: Blogging fosters freedom of speech

  3 April 2008

Recently, the U.S. State Department has ranked Uzbekistan among “top ten” of the most authoritarian countries in the world. During almost two decades of his reign, president I. Karimov and his clan have taken control of all spheres of life in the country – political, economic and social. Civil society,...

Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan: At the NATO Summit

  3 April 2008

Patrick Frost opines on the participation of two important Central Asian guests, Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov and Turkmenistan’s leader, President Berdymukhammedov, in the NATO Summit in Bucharest.