Adil Nurmakov · October, 2010

Latest posts by Adil Nurmakov from October, 2010

Uzbekistan: Facebook blocked

  25 October 2010

The authorities of Uzbekistan have banned Facebook, possibly in an attempt to block Uzbek users from the opportunity to read the content of the banned independent websites via the social network, Abulfazal reports.

Kazakhstan: Education System Flaws

  25 October 2010

KZBlog refects on the classc post-Soviet problem that school teachers in Kazakhstan are too often treated like members of an office staff, and their loyalty is more important than their being able to be productive.

Kazakhstan: Governance matters

  21 October 2010

Kazakh bloggers keep on discussing their favorite topic – the quality of public administration. Megakhuimyak raises the issue of professionalism of the higher officials and says that often it appears to be secondary to the “family affairs”. Cronyism remains a serious problem in Kazakhstani human resource management both in business...

Turkmenistan: Real independent Turkmen media

  5 October 2010

Annasoltan reviews a new “private” newspaper in Turkmenistan and says that it can't be regarded as a normal independent publication. Instead, she offers to take a look at the two really independent Turkmen news publications in country's history – not existent now.