Central Asia Monitor
If you subscribe to our mailing list, last night you received the first edition of Registan’s Central Asia Monitor a news product heavily inspired by RFE/RL’s defunct Newsline. Over the next several months, we will be working out the production, editorial, design, and delivery kinks and increasing the frequency of publication. Eventually, it will be produced daily and provide summaries and context on about ten stories drawn from Central Asian media outlets. Distribution will move from our primary mailing list to a paid subscription list. Keep an eye out for information on rates and how to subscribe.
If you’re not signed up to our mailing list, you can subscribe at the bottom of this post. In addition to the regular posts appearing on Registan.net, you’ll receive Registan’s Central Asia Monitor several times per week for the next few months.
Save the Date: Registan Event
Registan is hosting an event in Arlington, VA on October 4th and 5th. The two day conference will features speakers discussing the trajectories of societies in Central Asia and how social developments will shape the political environment and make the region more or less stable. We spots open on our panels for speakers. If you are interested in presenting your research on Central Asia at this event, let me know. Additionally, if you are involved in researching social media, crisis mapping, or similar emerging areas of study, we have spaces open on a panel that is less focused on Central Asia than it is on discussing new methodologies for analyzing society using the internet and/or geospatial tools and processes.
More information on this event, including how to attend, is coming soon. In the meantime, if you are interested in presenting, please email me and include a brief description of the topic on which you’re interested presenting.
Finally, we are seeking several interns to assist with Registan’s Central Asia Monitor. Applicants need to be able to read Russian and/or a Central Asian language. The amount of time required is flexible based on your availability. Send me an email with your resume if you’re interested and I can give you more details.