Tajikistan: Can Dushanbe Keep the Lid on the Internet?

Workers untangle communication cables in downtown Dushanbe in April 2014. Tajikistan attempts to control online political dissent by blocking popular social networking sites, including at times Facebook, YouTube and the popular Russian social network, Odnoklassniki. (Photo: David Trilling)

“Emomali Rahmon for president of the United States!” reads a recent post on the Facebook group Platforma, a 15,000-strong webpage for digital opposition to Tajikistan’s authoritarian-minded leader.

To read the full story

Chris Rickleton is a Bishkek-based journalist.

Tajikistan: Can Dushanbe Keep the Lid on the Internet?

1 / 1
X
> <