Turkmen Radio - Inside View

Turkmen radio - Inside View is an IWPR radio training and broadcast project for Turkmenistan, aimed at reducing the information blockade imposed by the current regime in the country. The material produced by Turkmen journalists is available on this website as soundfiles (in the Turkmen language) with accompanying texts in Turkmen, Russian and English. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Turkmen Service is using the Inside View stories in its broadcasts beamed into Turkmenistan.

PLEASE NOTE: The IWPR Turkmen Radio Project formally ended in January 2007. Project material will remain on the IWPR website as an archive in three languages.

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27 Nov 2006
The Turkmen president’s blanket ban on drafting in public-sector workers to help with the cotton harvest will have far-reaching effects on attempts to fulfil a production target that already looks beyond reach.
27 Nov 2006
Getting out of Turkmenistan is becoming more difficult as the security agencies widen their net and bar more people from leaving the country.
27 Nov 2006
Residents of Karadamak on the southern outskirts of Ashgabat have been protesting, albeit with little public furore, against the construction of a high-rise apartment block on top of a cemetery where their relatives are buried.
13 Nov 2006
Textile industry workers in Turkmenabat, the main town in the eastern Lebap region, have been receiving their wages in kind rather than cash for the last three months. At the end of each month they are issued with a selection of goods made by their factory – clothes, knitwear, and bedding such as sheets, quilts and pillows.
7 Nov 2006
Corruption in Turkmenistan’s airline agencies is creating an artificial shortage of tickets, so that hundreds of passengers are forced to stand in queues all night, or else pay large bribes to secure a seat.
31 Oct 2006
The Soviet “subbotnik” and “voskresnik” – weekend days when people had to turn out for voluntary work – are alive and well in Turkmenistan. Nowadays, though, the practice has evolved into an absurd system where everyone seems to be doing someone else’s job. <br />
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