News Briefing Central Asia

Running since 2006, News Briefing Central Asia is a multilingual news analysis and comment service focusing on Central Asia’s two most closed states, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Drawing on unique insights and the expertise of a broad range of commentators and experts, the stories cover political and economic developments in the two states and their extremely poor records on human rights, media freedom and democracy.

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31 Jan 12

Observers in Turkmenistan and in exile say gloomy assessments of their country from international rights groups are accurate.

24 Jan 12

As the authorities in Turkmenistan start enforcing new rules of the road, locals say traffic safety measures are long overdue, with numerous accidents on the highways every day.

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