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Mahina Shodizoda

I am a journalist, volleyball player, and blogger.

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Latest posts by Mahina Shodizoda

Another Tajik Blogger Speaks Out For Alexander Sodiqov

Fifty days and counting since Global Voices' Alexander Sodiqov was arrested by authorities in Khorog, Tajikistan. Sodiqov has been released but not acquitted. Here, another Tajik blogger defends his name.

Informal Wedding “a Small Victory” for Gays in Tajikistan

Tajikistan may just have had its first informal gay wedding. Many Tajiks are unhappy with what they see as "western propaganda".

Kazakh Artist Remembers Zhanaozen Oil Riot

Speaking Through Graffiti in Kazakhstan

“Hands Off Russian-Language Press” in Tajikistan

Is Russian-language print media in Tajikistan a "threat" or is it "under threat"?

Winter in Tajik Capital, the “Worst City in Asia”

Expensive Plants for a Poor Country: Tajikistan Spends Millions on Belgian Trees

Tajikistan where more than a third of the population is poor has spent 4,5 million US dollars on chestnut trees for the capital city.

Ukraine's Capital After Yanukovich, Through a Kyrgyz Blogger's Eyes

A Kyrgyz blogger writes about his three-day trip to Kyiv observing everyday life in the city after the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovich.

Kazakhstan's Charyn Canyon

Women Out For The Evening Risk Arrest in Turkmenistan

Tajikistan's Tastiest Blogs

Kyrgyz MPs Explain Themselves Over a Prayer Room in Parliament

Despite Bans, Central Asians Observe Valentine's Day

Looking at how people in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan observed Valentine's Day.

“Celebrating Valentine's Day Is a Direct Way to Hell” in Tajikistan

Popular among younger people in cities, Valentine's Day struggles to gain broader acceptance in Tajikistan.

An “Increasingly Uncertain” Future for Central Asia's Fergana Valley

“Dreamlike Kyrgyzstan” As Seen by a Photographer

‘Good Girls’ Don't Use Social Media Sites in Tajikistan

Kazakhstan's Largest City Hides Its “Beautiful” Side from Cameras

Best Dresses of Kazakhstan Selected

“There Are No Other Problems” in Tajikistan Besides Name Games

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