Stories about Uzbekistan from May, 2011
Abulfazal writes that a few days ago Uzbek Internet community has probably got the first twitter account for a well-known high-ranking figure, Gulnara Karimova, the Uzbekistan president's daughter, but the question on whether it is a real account or a fake one remains.
Ataturk Street in downtown Tashkent is about to be renamed, and in the view of neweurasia’s Avicenna, it’s the latest signal of Turkey and Uzbekistan’s rather bipolar relationship. “It’s obvious that this crisis is probably more serious than anyone thought,” he writes.
The authorities in Uzbekistan have started a massive attack on American cartoons and animated movies, available on cable television, citing ‘violence’ and ‘negative pressure’, Avicenna says.
Joshua Foust writes about the sixth anniversary of the Andijon massacre in Uzbekistan, analyzing the recent trends of falsification the tragedy's history and justification of the government's brutality.