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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Human rights subcommittee discusses Turkmenistan at the European Parliament, October 9, 2012. (Photo: IWPR)
23 Oct 12

The European Parliament is considering whether to ratify a trade deal with Turkmenistan, but it would be wrong to do so, as the country’s human rights record remains poor.

22 Oct 12

The closure of an American-funded English teaching programme in Turkmenistan has blocked up another window onto the outside world.

A gathering of Turkmen elders. (Photo: NBCentralAsia)
19 Oct 12

An assembly of elders who are supposed to advise Turkmenistan’s government holds its annual gathering on October 23.

17 Oct 12

A former minister in Turkmenistan who criticised the one-party system has been arrested and sent off for forcible medical treatment. 

16 Oct 12

The Russian authorities have arrested a man suspected of the attempted killing of a prominent Muslim cleric from Uzbekistan. 

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