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Adil Nurmakov · June, 2011

I am a researcher from Almaty, Kazakhstan. I hold Ph.D. in Political Science, run an NGO, several online projects and a personal blog.

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Latest posts by Adil Nurmakov from June, 2011

Kazakhstan: A journalist strips naked for the truth

Tomyris reviews the blogosphere's reactions to the new project of Guljan Yergaliyeva, prominent opposition journalist and hard-hitting critic of the authorities, as she is stripping in a promo video on...

Kyrgyzstan: Political news website banned

Abulfazal reports that the Kyrgyz parliament passed a bill that bans the Ferghana Information Agency’s web site (better known as in Kyrgyzstan for “subjective coverage of the June 2010...

Tajikistan: A BBC journalist arrested

Tomyris says that Urinboy Usmonov, longtime local journalist for BBC Central Asian Service, was arrested in Tajikistan for suspicion membership in the Islamic Movement Hizb ut-Tahrir.

Turkmenistan: The Tower of Media and Totalitarianism

Emerson writes that a 137 million euro television tower – both state-of-the-art and hypocritical – is set to be inaugurated in October in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan. neweurasia’s Emerson...

Kazakhstan: HIV-positive prisoners demanding respect

Avicenna reports that a group of HIV-positive prisoners from High Security Prison in Kazakhstan are complaining about discriminatively poor food provision and medical care.

Uzbekistan: U-17 football team to go to World Cup

Mansurhon reports that Uzbekistan's Under-17 football team gets to the play-off level of the FIFA World Cup Mexico 2011, beating USA and Czech Republic.

Kyrgyzstan: Shoring Up the Southern Border

Christya Riedel writes that the number of deadly cross border shootings has escalated on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border, making Kyrgyzstan reinforce its southern borders in order to improve security.

Afghanistan: Instability on the Borders

Joshua Foust analyzes the continuous tensions on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border and direct fighting between the two country's militaries, and says the situation is aggravating.

Kazakhstan: Fighting Internet Piracy

Kazakhstan is undergoing a new scandalous development with regards the Internet – this time about regulation of copyright online. On 29 April, 2011, a special roundtable that brought together lawyers,...

Afghanistan: $60 million class action against Blackwater

Nick Fielding addresses the problem of killed or injured civilian contractors in Afghanistan through the story about U.S. lawyer Scott J Bloch, who filed a $60 million class action lawsuit...

Kyrgyzstan: Revisiting the 2009 death of a journalist

Tomyris revisits the mysterious assassination of Kyrgyz opposition journalist Gennady Pavlyuk in 2009, as one former Kyrgyzstan national security service agent and two Kazakhstan citizens are facing court trial in...

Afghanistan: Repeating What We Already Knew

Joshua Foust reviews the U.S. Senate's damning report on Afghanistan reconstruction and misuse of aid money, adding that “it says little new, but appears to do so in an authoritative...

Kyrgyzstan: CIS counterparts ready to intervene

Joshua Foust updates on the situation in Kyrgyzstan following the one-year anniversary of the 2010 inter-ethnic violence in Southwestern Kyrgyzstan, as the nation's external counterparts are closely monitoring the situation...

Afghanistan: Building bridges with Pakistan

UmairJ writes about the visit of Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai to Islamabad in an attempt to better relationship between the two nations and seek support of Pakistan in forcing the...

Kazakhstan: Setting Up Borders Online

Earlier this week Kazakhstani internet users began to observe a curious phenomenon. now redirects to the main website with a Kazakh language interface.

Afghanistan: Assessing recent negotiations with Taliban

Nick Fielding opines on the state of negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government, reviewing a report by the New America Foundation.

Uzbekistan: A clothing manufacturer boycotts Uzbek practice of child labor

Avicenna reports that following a campaign against the use of forced child labor in Uzbekistan's cotton fields, Gymboree, the children’s clothing manufacturer, became the latest company to take a stand...

Uzbekistan: Tashkent undergoes a dismantling pandemia

One of the most discussed topics in Tashkent, the capital city of Uzbekistan, is the local authorities’ decision to “dismantle” large portions of the city without providing any explanations to...

Turkmenistan: Facebook group plotting the overthrow of government

Annasoltan has discovered a Facebook group openly calling for the overthrow of the Turkmen government via Arab Spring-style tactics.

Uzbekistan: Human rights activist sentenced to 5 year in prison

Avicenna reports that Uzbek human rights activist and journalist Tursunbek Turazoda has been sentenced to five years of prison term after he had been charged with swindling and turned in...

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