On 28-29 October the Uzbek city of Urgench is to play host to an international conference which will address the environmental consequences of the drying up of the Aral Sea, which is located between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
Does Ozodlik Radio have editorial preferences? Do Uzbek activists deserve airtime on Ozodlik Radio? Are grievances against its journalists by civil society groups deserving of public debate? These and other issues are discussed by Uznews.net Editor-in-Chief Galima Bukharbaeva.
The unemployment rate in Uzbekistan, according to the Bureau of Statistics, is 5.2 percent or 691,400 people. If several million Uzbek migrants working abroad were added to the official calculation, the unemployment rate in the county would be closer to 26 percent.
11.30am at a produce market in rural Uzbekistan. A farmer is swearing while making purchases. He buys ten expensive loaves of traditional bread and swears with gusto. Buys two kilograms of lamb, more swearing. Two bottles of vodka. R-rated swearing.
On the 23rd anniversary of Uzbek independence Uznews.net interviewed a number of 23 year olds about their lives, their thoughts about the country and the future. Sunnat Makhmudov was born in Qashqadaryo’s Yakkabag. He has lived in Moscow for more than three years and works as a cook.
On the 23rd anniversary of Uzbek independence Uznews.net interviewed a number of 23 year olds about their lives, their thoughts about the country and the future. Robia Ismatullaeva is proud of speaking English, would like to see changes in the education system, and can make a rice pilaf dish.