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.

Latest Reports

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21 Dec 12

The latest forecast from the International Monetary Fund sees inflation continuing to run at over ten per cent a year in Uzbekistan.

Ministry of National Security in Ashgabat. (Photo: IWPR)
12 Dec 12

State surveillance in Turkmenistan is now so all-pervasive that kindergartens are compiling dossiers on pre-school children to keep track of who their relatives are.

10 Dec 12

New legislation planned in Uzbekistan is intended to impose regulations on the police force and prevent officers committing abuses. 

Celebrations in Ashgabat, 2011. (Photo: IWPR)
5 Dec 12

The Central Asian state of Turkmenistan is constantly staging elaborate public celebrations complete with banners, parades and mass folk-dancing.

5 Dec 12

Pharmaceuticals are in such short supply in Uzbekistan that many people resort to purchasing medicines abroad for themselves or relatives.

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