Digital Resources

31 May 2012

(BBC PANORAMA) Panorama goes undercover inside Azerbaijan, the host country of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, to discover the extraordinary truth about this secretive country and its approach to the world's most watched non-sporting event.

21 May 2012

(JOURNEYMAN PICTURES) President Saparmurat Niyazov of Turkmenistan was the dictator famous in the West for his crazy decrees and bizarre personality cult. But for his people, there was nothing comical about his rule.

23 Apr 2012

(DEUTSCHE WELLE) The beginning of this year saw a change of administration in Transnistria. It's trying to gradually open up to the international community. After 20 years of isolation, the region's economy is in tatters.

17 Feb 2012

(NEWEURASIA) Official Turkmen media coverage of the fraudulent presidential election. Original translations by myself and a fellow citizen-journalist for NewEurasia.

19 Jan 2012

(MONDAY PRODUCTION) Putin's Kiss is a 2012 documentary, directed by Lise Birk Pedersen, about Russian youth activist Masha Drokova and her experiences with the youth organisation Nashi.

18 Jan 2012

(BBC) Lenin's Children a new 45-minute BBC Persian/BBCUZBEK.COM/ documentary looking at life in Tajikistan twenty years after independence from the USSR. Once one of the smallest and poorest Soviet republics, Tajikistan has gone from Communism to capitalism, and from atheism to a rediscovery of Islam. Khayrullo Fayz, returns to his home village in the north of the country to find out how life has changed.

17 Aug 2010

(HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH) For four days in June 2010, violence engulfed southern Kyrgyzstan, as ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbeks clashed, leaving hundreds of people dead, thousands homeless, and entire Uzbek neighborhoods burned to the ground.

01 Dec 2009

(EURONEWS) Video about Nagorno-Karabakh. In Russian.

05 Feb 2009

(DEUTSCHE WELLE) Our journey begins in Blindesti, a little village on the Moldava-Romania border. People here live in grinding poverty. They used to work as migrant labor in Romania, but since Romania joined the EU, they have needed visas. In the special economic zone Ungheni,at least there are a few companies. But the pay is around 150 euros a month. Moldova's capital, Chisinau, displays unmistakable traces of the Soviet past. The future is uncertain, and young people are leaving their country.