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Akhal-Tech Collective · February, 2017

Group of bloggers and journalists writing about the Central Asian region.

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Latest posts by Akhal-Tech Collective from February, 2017

21 February 2017

In Georgia, Concern Mounts as Tussle over Key Broadcaster Reaches Endgame

"#Media is a natural ally of society. It can show flaws! Never make mistakes already made by your opponents. Support #Rustavi2"

19 February 2017

Whale-Themed ‘Suicide Groups’ Present Opportunity for Internet Crackdown in Central Asia

Advox

Despite no clear link to actual suicides in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, authorities are dreaming up restrictions.

11 February 2017

Morgan Freeman Makes Surprise Cameo in Uzbek Film. Oh, Wait. No, He Doesn't.

Move over 'fake news', here come 'fake trailers'.

10 February 2017

Travel Blogger Faces Eight Years in Azerbaijan Prison Over Nagorno-Karabakh Visits and Posts

Advox

One blogger, three passports and the intricate international relations of the Caucasus region. This gets pretty complicated.

5 February 2017

In Kazakhstan, Police Detain a Man Handing out Free Money

"What sect? Do I need documents to help people?"

1 February 2017

Listen to the Tranquil Sounds of the Jetigen, One of Central Asia's Forgotten Instruments

The instrument was once popular across the Turkic world, but its present stronghold is the Russian Republic of Khakassia.

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