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The Media in Turkmenistan
Media in Turkmenistan is rigidly controlled by the state. For more information, see the Freedom House report or access information from The Committee to Protect Journalists. The GRC in Gelman 708 maintains a print collection from 2010 to current editions of the state news service's Turkmenistan: News Weekly. Available in Russian.
Quick Tip: Various embassies based in Ashgabat have news rooms for information about events and diplomatic relations of Turkmenistan.
News and Media
Radio Liberty's Turkmen service. Please note that this service is blocked in Turkmenistan.
Turkmen state news service. TV news service available on website. Russian, English, Turkmen. Content availability varies by language.
Azeri news agency that also regularly publishes news on Turkmenistan. Russian, English, Azeri, Farsi, Arabic.
The official business magazine of Turkmenistan. English or Russian. PDF available for download from site.
Official magazine. English or Russian.
Turkmenistan Online Radio
Official Turkmen radio. English, Russian, Turkmen.
Turkmen Online TV
Provides access to sever Turkmen TV channels.
Public information and discussion forums.
The official language of Turkmenistan is Turkmen or Türkmençe. Turkmeni is a Turkish language. Russian also plays a significant role in the country, and several other languages are also spoken. For information on langauge programs for the region, see language help.
Turkmen textbooks are available at Gelman library through the consortium.
A large number of sources are available in Russian through Gelman, the consortium, and Gelman online. For historical documents in Russian, you may also search the REECE databases at Gelman.
Chronicles of Turkmenistan. Publication of Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights. Russian, Turkmen, English. Content availability varies by language.
Political opposition movement: Watan.