What, if any, is the connection between the Boston bombings and Kyrgyzstan? NewEurasia’s Schwartz suspects not much. What will be more interesting, he says, is how online forums shall start thinking about the possible linkages.
NewEurasia has published story These Orphanages Should Not Exist! by Aida Aizeman about violence in Kyrgyz private orphanage “Meerim Bulagi”. Video, that this blogger sent to us last week, is really shocking. We publish it without comments.
On February 14th, women and men from all around the world joined the One Billion Rising campaign and danced to protest against gender-based violence. Bishkek was no exception.
The story about Raim Zhumanazarov, the Kyrgyz blind musician, and his big family
The Kyrgyz Republic is frequently confronted with the problem of a leakage of human capital, better known as the brain drain. Every year 2,000 young Kyrgyz professionals leave the country, according to the Ministry of Migration, Labour, and Employment, with the top destinations being the US, Europe, Canada, and Russia.
To mark International Women’s Day, Oxfam Communication Officers, Caroline Berger and Nino Gvianishvili, report from Samegrelo in Western Georgia on one woman’s story who has overcome tragedy, started her own business and is now a role model in her village
I want to share with you impressions of the many contrasts in Turkmenistan by citizen-journalists I know. Except for two from Flickr (but I’m reassured are under Creative Commons licensing), I publish these photos with explicit permission from their owners, who must stay anonymous. Photo #1:Ashgabat is forever under construction, and everything is glistening marble. Always new government ministries everywhere, and elite apartments for the government coterie that cost cost around 100,000-200,000 USD (!). There are some rumors these days that even the pedestrian walkways in the main quarters shall be re-paved with marble. This is all to impression of…
Volunteers from Central Asian countries has prepared stickers on Kazakh, Uzbek, Tajik and Kyrgyz languages for anti-fascist demonstration in Moscow
President of Turkmenistan signed first law on the media in history of this country, which should eliminate censorship and release journalists from the shackles of government control. What will come out of this initiative?
“Coca-Cola” company Christams truck appeared on the streets of Tashkent. Using the internationaly well-known anthem “Holidays are coming, holidays are coming”, red truck rides through the streets and handing out gifts to the surprised citizens.
In the Republic of Karakalpakstan, which is part of the Republic of Uzbekistan since the collapse of the USSR, authorities are once again forcing child labor on the cotton fields. In this region of one of the worst ecological disaster in the world and bad economical crisis, child labor aggravates the state of the Karakalpaks. Headed by Elena Urlaeva, the activists of the Human Rights Alliance of Uzbekistan reported that from September to December in the areas of Uzbekistan and Karakalpakstan there is continued use of child labor on the cotton fields. For example, in late October, activists saw…