Stories by the Author
Russia Demands Kazak Outlets Censor Ukraine Reports
“It could be described as an attempt against the sovereignty of Kazakstan’s media.”
16 Mar 23
Tajikistan: Authorities Arrest Bloggers for “Immorality”
Harassment for posting allegedly obscene content seen as a means to further shrink freedom of speech.
14 Mar 23
Kyrgyz President’s Secret Meeting with Predecessors Causes Controversy
Critics deem mysterious summit, presented as a gesture of unity, as simply a populist move.
7 Mar 23
Kyrgyzstan Seals Border Deal, Dissenters Remain in Jail
Protests against the land swaps the agreement entails have led to a heavy-handed response.
9 Feb 23
Kyrgyzstan’s Shrinking Space for Independent Journalism
A draconian draft media law and rising numbers of criminal investigations against journalists signal an authoritarian turn.
6 Feb 23
Prosecutor Demands Long Sentences for Karakalpakstan Protesters
Trial of 22 defendants enters final stages amid concerns of bias and lack of transparency.
20 Jan 23
Central Asian’s Vulnerability to Russian Propaganda
International discussion hears that response must be as complex and varied as disinformation itself.
13 Dec 22
Kazakstan’s Election: No Chance for Competition
Analysts see this is as opportunity for the president to assert himself outside the shadow of the country’s first leader.
8 Nov 22
Kyrgyzstan: Towards Total Media Control?
Vaguely-worded legislation introduces potential restrictions on wide range of outlets
1 Nov 22
Central Asia: How Russia Sends Migrants to War
Foreign workers are being coerced or deceived into signing up for military service as Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine continues.
1 Nov 22