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Information Blackout In Turkmenistan’s Hinterland

Bruce Pannier

The dismantling and removal of satellite dishes in Turkmenistan continues. That is not news; it’s been happening in the capital, Ashgabat, and surrounding areas for years now.

Many suspect the reason is the desire of the authorities to prevent the country's people from accessing outside information. Officially, the satellite dishes were considered pockmarks, eyesores in the great white marble city. But RFE/RL's Turkmen Service, known locally as Azatlyk, has learned that the campaign has picked up pace lately and been extended to areas far from Ashgabat, making it difficult to believe the removal of satellite dishes and antennas is anything other than an attempt to cut off Turkmenistan's people from contact with the outside world. In April, Azatlyk correspondent… >> подробнее

The Perils Of Smoking Cigarettes In Turkmenistan

Bruce Pannier

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov is against cigarette smoking and his antismoking stance has led officials to adopt and strictly enforce new rules concerning tobacco use - all reportedly with an eye on making the country tobacco-free by 2025.

Although Turkmenistan now has the lowest rate of tobacco use in the world according to the WHO, the restrictions on cigarettes must rough on many citizens of the country. If there is one thing I remember from my days in Turkmenistan it’s that the men smoke - a lot. There are differing accounts about the new antismoking rules. Some Iranian media were reporting in late January that smoking had been banned throughout Turkmenistan. It never actually reached that point but the lives of smokers have definitely become more complicated. RFE/RL's Turkmen Service, known locally as Azatlyk, decided… >> подробнее

«EU-Turkmenistan: Human rights should remain at the core of normalisation of relations»


Presentation at the roundtable at the European Parliament

Turkmenistan’s government should not be awarded for declared reforms in the absence of any progress in human rights. Proceeding with ratification could only be interpreted as an absolute capitulation and would also risk bringing into question the EU Parliament’s credibility.

In a view of the approaching vote in the European Parliament on the ratification of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) with Turkmenistan, a meeting of the initiators of the «Prove They Are Alive!» International Campaign and other civil society representatives and human rights activists with the deputies of the European Parliament was hosted in Brussels on May 3, 2016. «Gundogar» brings to it's readers' attention the most actual statements. Olga Zakharova, Director of Freedom Files analitic group (Russia), member of the «Prove They Are Alive!» International Campaign Introduction… >> подробнее

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19.05.2016, 08:00 EU-Turkmenistan Human Rights Dialogue
16.05.2016, 21:33 Tens Of Thousands Of Hazara Rally In Kabul Over Power Project
06.05.2016, 21:31 Turkmenistan Starts Indoor Games Countdown With 500-Day Horse Race
03.05.2016, 22:46 Report Says Worldwide Religious Freedom Deteriorates
10.04.2016, 07:49 Turkmen Leader Dismisses Economic Officials
09.04.2016, 10:55 Turkmenistan To Require HIV Test For Those Seeking Marriage License
16.03.2016, 21:45 Turkmen President in Pakistan For Talks On TAPI Pipeline
04.03.2016, 10:25 Turkmen President Appoints New National Security Minister
20.02.2016, 02:42 Turkmen President Pardons Nearly 1,500 Prisoners
18.02.2016, 00:20 H&M bans cotton from Turkmenistan and Syria
16.02.2016, 02:28 Turkmenistan Launches 'Discussion' On Extending President's Term
08.02.2016, 23:39 Top Official Fired, and Possibly Jailed
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