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“Tajikistan is not the Center of the World”: Rewriting of Country’s History Spurs Ridicule

tj_historybooks-200x200As historians in Tajikistan seek to move the origins of the nation as far back in time as possible, netizens are increasingly distrustful of the updated history.

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Ukrainian TV Show Angers Tajiks

tj_oir-200x200A popular Ukrainian travel series has recently aired an episode about Tajikistan. Many Tajikistanis then turned to social media to curse the video.

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Social Media in Tajikistan’s Election: A “Milestone” or Just “Noise”?

thumbelections-200x200There was an unprecedented amount of social media buzz around the recent presidential polls in Tajikistan. There is little agreement, however, about whether the buzz made any real difference.

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Tajikistan Introduces Controversial “Ethics Code” For Internet Users

odobnomaseAs Tajikistan adopts ethical guidelines for the users of internet services and personal electronic devices, netizens fear that he authorities might use the document to control free expression.

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‘Politics is a Men-Only Game’: Female Candidate Quits Presidential Race in Tajikistan

tj_ob-200x200Saddened by the failure of Tajikistan’s female presidential candidate to enter the race, netizens are pessimistic about the country’s future. Some say they will boycott the vote and emigrate.

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