Posts by Larisa Balanovskaya

Opening a multimedia window on Turkmenistan

Jun 25, 2012

Turkmenistan remains one of the most closed societies in the world, ranked by U.S. based pro-democracy group Freedom House in their 2012 survey as low as countries such as Iran, Belarus, North Korea, and Uzbekistan. Authors of the report say that, in Turkmenistan, “independent media are either nonexistent or barely able to operate, the press acts as a mouthpiece for the regime, citizens’ access to unbiased information is severely limited, and dissent is crushed through imprisonment, torture, and other forms of repression”. Read More »

Understanding disabilities in Kazakhstan with ‘more than a blog’

Apr 2, 2012

Of all the ideas and trends which cyberspace offers in Central Asia, health and social problems still lack representation on the web. Read More »

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