Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus

18 March 2019

Kazakhstan silences the Xinjiang megaphone

“I have one issue – and that issue is Xinjiang.”

18 September 2018

Arrested for fact-checking: Kazakh court fines Ukrainian journalist after police break up media workshop

The incident highlights the authorities' aversion to discussions of Ukraine in Kazakhstan.

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."

15 August 2018

#FreeKhayrullo: Human rights groups demand justice for Tajik journalist facing trial

A bold and popular journalist is appealing a 12 year-sentence he received after speaking out against official corruption.

5 June 2018

Freedom abroad, fear at home: Azerbaijani human rights lawyer detained for 30 days

Emin Aslan had prepared multiple complaints brought before the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of Azerbaijani citizens.

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.