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11 February 2017

Protecting Georgia's Ancient Alphabet in a Digital Age

"Our language and our alphabet is our heritage; it is a treasure that needs to be not only protected but also kept alive and updated."

7 February 2017

In Turkey's Neighbour Georgia, a Gülen School Loses its License

Turkey has intensified its bid to close schools and universities inspired by the controversial educator since a coup attempt last year.

3 February 2017

Is Rap Making a Comeback in Uzbekistan?

“I’ll confess that I was only half certain that they would even let us hold the competition.”

18 January 2017

All-Woman Brewery Brings Craft Beer to Kyrgyzstan

“They come to us and say, 'We want to see your beer in our restaurant.' We tell them: join the queue.”

15 January 2017

Kyrgyz Security Services Declare War on President’s Facebook Critics

Global Voices Advocacy

“Now many Internet users have a common passion — to get on this list."

7 January 2017

In Uzbekistan, a YouTube Video Sparks a Debate about Homophobia

"I do not in any way justify those that beat him, but… I don’t want our people to be tolerant of these kind of sick freaks."

27 November 2016

In the Hands of the Azerbaijan Government, Beloved Novel Becomes Nation-Branding Infomercial

"Leyla Aliyeva, daughter of President Ilham Aliyev, was the executive producer of the film, which cost a reported $20 million to make."

2 November 2016

Big Fat Tajik Wedding Hides Nest of Central Asian Intrigue

A lavish wedding in Moscow has drawn gasps of envious amazement even from Russians inured to garish displays of wealth.

10 October 2016

Turkish Village Preserves “Bird Language” in a Cell-Phone World

“Our purpose is to promote bird language to our country and to the world.”

3 October 2016

Qatari Emir's Dead Falcon Sets the Stage for Diplomatic Stir with Kazakhstan

"There were no obvious reasons for holding them, but still the falcons stayed in the same place."

4 July 2016

Kyrgyzstan’s President Turns Mournful Singer-Songwriter

"This song helped me to beat a path through all the difficulties that befell me in life."

9 June 2016

Popular Sports Website Goes Offline in Uzbekistan in Wake of Fan Controversy

Global Voices Advocacy

"Football and show business were the only areas where criticism was allowed and tolerated. And now even here they are choking the voice of the public."

1 June 2016

Attack on Vegan Café in Georgia Opens New Front in Culture War

"The Kiwi Café incident produced a cornucopia of social media comment – ranging from outrage to amusement."

15 May 2016

Kyrgyzstan Embraces Google Street View

Now the local KGB don't even have to leave their office.

8 May 2016

Georgia Considers National Matchmaking Campaign

An extreme solution to a demographic conundrum?

6 May 2016

Local Social Media Site Tries to Displace Facebook in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan's authoritarian government has made several attempts to lure the social media generation back into its virtual orbit.

17 April 2016

Georgian Fashion: The Next Big Thing?

Known to fashionistas simply as Avtandil, Tskvitinidze, 42, never left his hometown, and has no desire to do so: “Europe and the US are overcrowded.”

3 April 2016

Facebook Lands More People in Trouble in Kazakhstan

Global Voices Advocacy

'Kazakhstan has drawn criticism ... for what media rights advocates have described as the excessively punitive libel damages sometimes levelled at journalists.'

17 March 2016

Georgia’s ‘Sex Wikileaks’ Revives Fear of Government Snooping

“Everything you do in your bedroom can be used against you!”

21 February 2016

Eurasia’s Leaders Urged to Close Their “Cyber-Borders”

The obscure Organisation of Eurasian Cyber-Security says an open internet can spur 'colour revolutions' of the sort already witnessed in the ex-Soviet region.

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