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Articles by Christopher Schwartz

Schwartz is NewEurasia's Editor in Chief. In 2004, he co-founded our predecessor site, Thinking East (http://www.thinking-east.net), with Ben Paarmann and Oliver Dams. He was also the editor of the book, "CyberChaikhana: Digital Conversations from Central Asia", and has published academically on Central Asia's mediascape. Check out his personal blog @ http://schwartztronica.wordpress.com.

Bishkek, men seni syiemin!
Thursday, 10 Apr, 2014 – 15:29 | No Comment
Bishkek, men seni syiemin!

A special guest post by Aigul Pyatayeva, a Kazakh philosophy student at the International University of Kyrgyzstan.
This week Bishkek is commemorating Revolutions… I was lucky to get a glimpse of hope by participating in a …

Four years later, and only quiet prayers
Monday, 7 Apr, 2014 – 11:05 | No Comment
Four years later, and only quiet prayers

The sky is grey and windy, and the air peppered by occasional faint wisps of snow. The earth, however, yawns with the first shoots of verdant green.
Today is the fourth anniversary of Kyrgyzstan’s second revolution. …

NOVELLASIA: A New Fiction-Writing Competition for Central Asia
Wednesday, 12 Feb, 2014 – 19:17 | No Comment
NOVELLASIA: A New Fiction-Writing Competition for Central Asia

The purpose of this competition is to help raise the profile of the region’s literary talents, both young and old, new and established

Journalists and others arrested at Euromaidan protest in Tashkent – UPDATE
Thursday, 30 Jan, 2014 – 10:45 | 4 Comments
Journalists and others arrested at Euromaidan protest in Tashkent – UPDATE

Journalists and others have been arrested in Tashkent for supporting the Euromaidan protests in Kiev. According to a source, they are being held by national security and may have been violently interrogated

The women left behind in Armenia
Wednesday, 29 Jan, 2014 – 11:14 | No Comment
The women left behind in Armenia

Editor’s Note: Oxfam’s Armine Gevorgyan blogs from inside Armenia, where many young men are migrating abroad in search of employment and new opportunities, leaving their wives and daughters behind. Almost a third of homes in …

Alykul Osmonov museum in Bishkek: poor but dutiful
Sunday, 19 Jan, 2014 – 20:50 | No Comment

Pamirbek Kazybaev, the director of the Alykul Osmonov museum in Bishkek, explains their publishing plans to Christopher Schwartz, editor-in-chief of NewEurasia.net. Alymkan Jeenbekova recorded and transcribed the meeting.

Why Ded Moroz is infinitely more badass than Santa Claus
Wednesday, 25 Dec, 2013 – 1:00 | 17 Comments
Why Ded Moroz is infinitely more badass than Santa Claus

С Новым Годом и Рождеством Христовым (немного раньше, я знаю)! It’s that time again, when we present our seasonal classic post on a certain cultural icon…

Bringing the photo-story to Osh: “seeing the beauty and hearing the untold stories”
Friday, 13 Dec, 2013 – 12:31 | No Comment
Bringing the photo-story to Osh: “seeing the beauty and hearing the untold stories”

This past weekend, Elyor Nematov and I went to Osh to deliver NewEurasia’s three-day workshop on photojournalism. In fact, calling it a workshop on “photojournalism” is a bit deceptive, since it was much more than …

Deutsche Welle announces free online workshop on digital safety
Monday, 2 Dec, 2013 – 8:17 | No Comment

An announcement from the Deutsche Welle website about a potentially very useful workshop their journalism school will be running tomorrow:
Are you are journalist? A blogger? A photographer? A media activist? Sign up for the …

A new workshop to bring Osh to the world through the camera lens
Monday, 25 Nov, 2013 – 15:27 | 5 Comments
A new workshop to bring Osh to the world through the camera lens

NewEurasia announces a free workshop on arts/culture photojournalism in Osh. Professional and amateur journalists, students, bloggers and civil society activists are invited to participate.
The workshop shall teach participants the fundamentals of photojournalism, both in terms …