Central Asia

June 3, 2010

Photography and Slander in Uzbekistan

In February this year, the Uzbek documentary-maker and photographer, Umida Akhmedova, was sentenced by a Tashkent court for “slandering the nation”. William Wheeler takes a closer look at the case.

January 2, 2010

Azeri Ambassador proposes to rename Kazakhstan’s capital in favor of Nazarbayev

Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Kazakhstan Latif Gandilov suggested to the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to rename its capital Astana into Sultan-Ata (“Father Sultan”), Interfax-Azerbaijan reported.