Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus

10 September 2018

More Afghan journalists killed as militants ramp up attacks on Shiites

"He was live moments ago on tv without knowing he himself will be making the headlines moments later. RIP dear friend."

9 May 2018

Uzbekistan releases its “last detained journalists”

For the first time in last two decades, there is not a single journalist behind bars in Uzbekistan, once one of the world's most despotic countries.

3 May 2018

Netizen Report: In Afghanistan and Pakistan, journalists honor slain colleagues on World Press Freedom Day

We dedicate this edition to journalists who have been threatened or killed this year, in honor of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2018.

9 February 2018

Netizen Report: Cyber Attacks Sideline Independent Media in Azerbaijan, Philippines

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

25 January 2018

Veto Viber? Tax Telegram? Such Are Tajikistan's Tech Company Conundrums

Once asked why the government was raising a tax on mobile phone companies, the tax chief responded: "Now even barefooted ones have a mobile phone."

3 January 2018

Will We Ever See the End of Information Control in Azerbaijan?

Legal reforms restricting online speech seem to threaten everyone but the ruling elite of Azerbaijan.

17 November 2017

When Citizens Rejected a Ban on WhatsApp and Telegram, Afghan Officials Backed Down

"The order must be immediately withdrawn, otherwise we put Ghani’s name in line with dictators like Putin, Bashar Assad, Kim Jong Un and many more."

31 July 2017

Tajik Parliament Plans to Monitor Citizens Who Visit ‘Undesirable’ Websites

The legislation also represents a shift in strategy for the Tajik government, which has historically opted to censor controversial websites and services.

21 July 2017

Kyrgyzstan Blocks Archive.org on ‘Extremism’ Grounds

Russia also moved to block the website and its popular 'Wayback Machine' two years ago.

19 May 2017

Azerbaijan Blocks Independent Media (And Actually Admits it)

"This was one thing we had left and they have taken it too. May God punish them. All they think about is how to shut people up."