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Tajikistan: President Seizes on Audiobook Fad

The president of Tajikistan appears to be seizing on the audiobook fad now proving such a boon to the publishing industry by requiring national broadcasters to read out his written works on the air.

Asia-Plus newspaper this week cited the head of state-run Tajikistan radio station, Farruh Ziyoyev, as saying that a team of actors and announcers are currently busy creating audio materials from President Emomali Rahmon’s many writings.

These lengthy programs will, in the words of their creators, help enhance the sense of patriotism in every Tajik. Audiobooks will serve the interests of elderly and blind people thus far deprived the pleasure of reading Rahmon’s oeuvre, they also say. 

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Tajikistan: President Seizes on Audiobook Fad

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