January 5, 2012

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 9 – 15 January

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 9 to Sunday, 15 January from ForesightNews   By Nicole Hunt   Monday looks to be the biggest day of what should be an interesting week internationally. Kicking off with the ongoing EU debt crisis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosts French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Berlin to […]

June 9, 2010 7:00 PM

In the Picture with Daniel Schwartz: Central Asia, the hinterland of war

Daniel Schwartz has travelled and documented the Central Asian republics since the early years of their independence from the Soviet Union. His artistic book about the region Travelling Through the Eye of History captures the ancient allure of the old Silk Roads and the modern-day realities from Xinjiang province to the Caspian Sea, via Afghanistan. This event will be moderated by Steppe magazine associate editor Mitchell Albert.

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.

April 28, 2009

Breaking the Silence in Kazakhstan

I’ve just returned from this year’s Eurasian Media Forum in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where amid the high-level international debates on war reporting, freedom of speech and the nature of objectivity in an age of sophisticated propaganda, one courageous local journalist dared to raise the issue which no one had been talking about: media freedom in Kazakhstan […]