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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31 Oct 2006
Turkmenistan’s central election commission reported a high turnout in all 1,153 constituencies in the July 28 local elections, and declared the outcome a victory for pluralism and transparency. The ballot showed that President Saparmurat Niazov’s constitutional reforms were irreversible, the commission concluded.
31 Oct 2006
In Turkmenistan, anyone who uses the internet, travels abroad or does anything else that could be construed as suspicious is subject to surveillance by the ever-watchful National Security Ministry.
31 Oct 2006
Although a decision to cut the number of musical schools and academies in Turkmenistan by more than half has been justified by talk of a funding shortfall, the move is being seen as part of an official policy of eradicating the Soviet past, in which young people were encouraged to engage with Russian and western culture.
31 Oct 2006
The local authorities in Turkmenabat have found an unusual way to show that the private sector is booming: they are forcing pensioners to sign up as small businessmen and making them pay for a license to operate.
31 Oct 2006
A recent survey showing that very few law students in Turkmenistan plan to work as lawyers has only underlined the difficult situation facing the profession.
26 Jul 2006
Doctors at some drug treatment clinics in Turkmenistan are selling illegal narcotics instead of treating their patients.
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