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Dina Tokbaeva

Dina Tokbaeva
Central Asia Editor

Stories by the author

Journalists protest outside Kyrgyz parliament, October 1, 2012. (Photo: Grigory Mikhailov)
Dina Tokbaeva
4 Oct 12
Unlike in other Central Asia republics, multiple factions rather than one strong state are undermining media freedom, say journalists.
The wooden Cathedral of the Ascension in Almaty was completed in 1907 and is one of the very few older buildings to have survived earthquakes and urban planning. (Photo: Ken and Nyetta/Flickr)
Dina Tokbaeva
14 Mar 12
Kazakstan’s former capital has become a magnet for ambitious young Central Asians, attracted not just by opportunities but also by welcoming environment.
The Janaozen violence was followed by arrests and harassments of government critics. (Photo courtesy of Respublika news site http://www.respublika-kz.info/)
Dina Tokbaeva
29 Feb 12
December violence used as stick to beat government critics who complained about it.
The internet is now a forum for debate, and some conflict too, across Central Asia. (Photo: Dina Tokbaeva)
Almaz Rysaliev, Dina Tokbaeva, Lola Olimova
14 Feb 12
Anonymous web postings used to counter online dissent through argument, distraction or abusive comments.
Celebrating International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, May 17, 2011 in Bishkek.(Photo: Labrys group, Kyrgyzstan)
Yevgenia Kim, Ekaterina Shoshina, Dina Tokbaeva, Umed Olimov
2 Feb 12
Prejudicе, abuse and fear of attacks keeps LGBT community in shadows.
Chinese trucks bringing consumer goods into Kyrgyzstan via the Irkeshtam crossing. (Photo: Kindsir/Flickr)
Dina Tokbaeva
21 Dec 11
Moscow will find it hard to claw back former economic dominance as China moves into Central Asian region.
Kazakstan’s government must decide whether brute force is the right way to deal with protests. (Photo courtesy of Respublika news site http://www.respublika-kz.info/)
Dina Tokbaeva
19 Dec 11
At least 14 die as police fire on demonstrators while Central Asian state celebrates two decades of independence.
Crossing-point between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. (Photo: Nozim Kalandarov)
Almaz Rysaliev, Askar Aktalov, Inga Sikorskaya, Dina Tokbaeva
15 Dec 11
Political tensions, trade rules and simple corruption make travel between Central Asian states a complex and unpleasant business.
John Schoeberlein. (Photo: D. Dalton Bennett/Sons of Hedin)
Dina Tokbaeva
7 Dec 11
Managing succession when veteran leaders leave the stage is greatest risk factor for region's stability, leading American expert says.
President Roza Otunbaeva of Kyrgyzstan. (Photo: Sultan Dosaliev, Kyrgyz presidential press office)
Timur Toktonaliev, Dina Tokbaeva
21 Nov 11
Roza Otunbaeva recalls difficult times as head of state.