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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24 Jul 2006
As increasing numbers of girls miss out on school in Turkmenistan, the declining levels are being blamed both on the economic factor, where parents lack money to provide their daughters with an education, and social changes as families prefer girls to have a more traditional upbringing.
20 Jul 2006
Education reforms instituted by Turkmen president Saparmurat Niazov are preventing thousands of school leavers from going on to higher education. The selection of new entrants to colleges and universities will shortly get under way, and education officials are predicting that the number of applicants will fall significantly.
20 Jul 2006
The dismissal of Turkmen textile minister Dortguly Aidogdiev in May appears to have been prompted by a strike by workers in the sector.
19 Jul 2006
As rumours of much-reduced pension payments become fact, pensioners in Turkmenistan are having to consider how they're going to survive. It's the latest in a series of draconian, and unexplained, actions the government has taken to cut public-sector spending – and this time it's affected one of the most vulnerable groups.
19 Jul 2006
In recent years, Turkmenistan’s army has seen an increasing number of deaths caused by brutal treatment meted out by soldiers on their fellow-conscripts.
19 Jul 2006
A remote region on the border between Karakalpakstan and Turkmenistan has become a stop on the flourishing – if unofficial – trading route between China and the Gulf states. The situation could change as the Uzbek and Turkmen authorities are taking steps to beef up border controls to halt the unchecked flow of people and goods.
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