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Sumalak festival 2014
Thursday, 26 Jun, 2014 – 14:49 | No Comment
Sumalak festival 2014

Uzbek authorities try to make the country more attractive to foreigners. But problems potential tourists face, including the difficulty of the Uzbek visa, horrible border control service etc.
At the end of April, Uzbekstourism and their …

Moynaq: The Graveyard of Ships and Hopes
Tuesday, 24 Jun, 2014 – 14:52 | One Comment
Moynaq: The Graveyard of Ships and Hopes

neweurasia reports from the place which was called “the worst place on earth” by The Sunday Times Magazine in 2010.
We are in Moynaq, once an important sea port, which witnessed one of the planet’s most …

Floods in Uzbekistan: Impotent Government, Speechless Citizens
Friday, 20 Jun, 2014 – 13:23 | No Comment
Floods in Uzbekistan: Impotent Government, Speechless Citizens

After the Tashkent flood, which became sort of a catastrophy for both locals and Uzbek capital’s authorities, almost the same situation happened in the cities of the Fergana Valley of the country, Andijan, Fergana and …

Newspapers Get Bigger, More Expensive: What and Who For?
Friday, 6 Jan, 2012 – 17:49 | No Comment
Newspapers Get Bigger, More Expensive: What and Who For?

The beginning of 2012 has become quite progressive for Uzbek media. First change: Newspapers of Uzbekistan that used to publish in an A4 format are now being published in an A3 one. The reason — …

Uzbekistan has a Human Rights-oriented government? Duh!..
Tuesday, 20 Dec, 2011 – 15:55 | No Comment
Uzbekistan has a Human Rights-oriented government? Duh!..

Apart from expensive and useless receptions and seminars on human rights theory for high school and university students and older generations, i.e. former Communists who did not know about human rights during Soviet times, the …

The Aral Sea Disaster: Told By People Of Karakalpakstan, Yet Facing A Denial
Friday, 16 Dec, 2011 – 13:54 | 12 Comments
The Aral Sea Disaster: Told By People Of Karakalpakstan, Yet Facing A Denial

“The water that serveth all that country is drawn by ditches out of the River Oxus, into the great destruction of the said river, for which it cause it falleth not into the Caspian Sea …

Reshuffle for a brighter future… for Karimov himself?
Tuesday, 6 Dec, 2011 – 16:33 | 6 Comments

Uzbek Parliament’s decision to pass amendment to article 90 of the Constitution, which reduces the length of Presidential term from current seven to five years, is, most probably, the sexiest topic to discuss within different …

World Human Rights Day in Uzbekistan
Sunday, 4 Dec, 2011 – 18:34 | No Comment

U.S. Embassy Tashkent invites people to participate in a few events dedicated to honor Human Rights Day celebrated on December 10, the day when United Nations General Assembly adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of …

Censorship and Control of the Internet and Other New Media: Briefing Paper by Human Rights Groups
Monday, 28 Nov, 2011 – 14:24 | One Comment

Central Asia: Censorship and Control of the Internet and Other New Media briefing paper has been released by International Partnership for Human Rights, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule …

“Inspiring for new achievements!” People’s reactions on President’s message
Saturday, 29 Oct, 2011 – 0:49 | No Comment
“Inspiring for new achievements!” People’s reactions on President’s message

While an anti-child labor in Uzbekistan international campaign draws attention of more and more people, provoking authorities to tighten control over independent rights activists, who monitor the violations of child rights and report them to …