Civil Society

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 06:22
Press freedom in Armenia has come under direct attack by police in Yerevan -- with accredited journalists being beaten and detained, and their equipment destroyed.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 06:20
The US embassy in Yerevan expressed concern over reports of violence and police attacks against journalists, and called for an investigation.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 06:34
Russia saw its biggest loss of democracy in a decade last year, while it and other authoritarian states took aggressive action to block efforts to form new democracies elsewhere in Europe and Eurasia, a new report by Freedom House finds.
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 05:17
Among the sponsors of the Azerbaijan-hosted European Games, one is not like the others – the United Nations’ Children Fund, or UNICEF.
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 06:19
The leader of Tajikistan’s main genuine opposition party has told that he is embarking on a period of self-imposed exile over fears that the government plans to jail him on bogus charges.
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 06:38
Astana places severe restrictions on civil liberties, including freedom of expression, conscience, and assembly, a United Nations rapporteur says in a report published following a visit to Kazakhstan earlier this year.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 06:30
After Tajik colonel Gulmuro Halimov joined ISIS and called on his fellow citizens to follow him, Kazakhstan has been worried that something similar might happen in their country as well.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 06:13
More than 70 percent of the Kyrgyz that have gone to join ISIS are of Uzbek descent, Ryspek Abdysatarov, a representative of Kyrgyzstan’s Secretariat of the Council of Defense.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 06:18
Ismayilova published a letter in The New York Times on June 11 to mark the opening of the first-ever European Games. Two days later, state news media were distributing what purported to be the same letter, but differs wildly from Ismayilova's original.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 06:40
As Azerbaijan’s government prepares to host the first European Games in Baku starting June 12, it is hoping once again to paper over its paranoid authoritarian rule with a lavish display of wealth and international prestige.