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The Echo of Central Asia

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Latest posts by The Echo of Central Asia

9 May 2018

Hijabs and mini-skirts: What not to wear in Tajikistan

Tajikistan issued a pictorial guide showing the "recommended" dress for women, and promised to do the same for men as well.

1 May 2016

Tajikistan's Prostitutes Are Punch Bags for the Government

"The aim of these lessons is preventing the spread of prostitution among women and ensuring their moral education."

12 April 2016

Tajikistan and Iran: Bound by a Shared Heritage, Torn by a Shared Mistrust

Relations between the two countries appear back on track after a winter of discontent. Or are they?

10 April 2016

The Naked Truth About Censorship In Uzbekistan

"All that is left is for her to act in a porn movie and disgrace her nation in front of the world. This girl is a shame to the nation."

11 March 2016

When Is an Autonomous Territory Not Autonomous? When Tajik State Media Says so?

"It was not he who gave us this autonomy, so he cannot repeal it. They tried to bring Badakhshan to its knees in 2012, but they could not."

14 February 2016

Is Tajikistan's President ‘Preparing Himself a Parachute’ with Constitutional Changes?

Things are getting bumpy in Tajikistan, which means it is time to hold a referendum.

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