“EurasiaNet provides information and analysis about political, economic, environmental and social developments in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as in Russia, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia. The web site also offers additional features, including newsmaker interviews and book reviews.
Based in New York, EurasiaNet advocates open and informed discussion of issues that concern countries in the region. The web site presents a variety of perspectives on contemporary developments, utilizing a network of correspondents based both in the West and in the region. The aim of EurasiaNet is to promote informed decision making among policy makers, as well as broadening interest in the region among the general public.
EurasiaNet is operated by the Central Eurasia Project of the Open Society Institute.“ (EurasiaNet Website,, accessed on 12 February 2008).
Target group:
Policymakers, general public.
“The Central Eurasia Project (CEP) strives to make available more and better information about human rights and the social and economic health of the South Caucasus and Central Asia both within the region and internationally. […]
The CEP pursues this work along three lines. Research and advocacy efforts on key open society issues - outlined in cooperation with colleagues from affiliate foundations in the region - form the backbone of this strategy, which is further enhanced by public information efforts and a targeted grants program.” (EurasiaNet Website,, accessed on 13 June 2008)
As operating programme of CEP, EurasiaNet is funded by the Open Society Institute (OSI).
OSI is funded by George Soros personally and by philanthropic trusts established by the Soros family (OSI Website,, accessed on 12 February 2008).
Scope of reporting:
Geographic focus: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.
Thematic focus: Political, economic, environmental and social developments, human rights issues.
Reporting methodology:
EurasiaNet maintains a network of correspondents (freelance journalists, photojournalists, writers, reporters) based both in the West and in the region. It also publishes articles edited by other sources, such as news and broadcast organisations (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty).
There are also commentaries and analyses (Eurasia Insight) written by experts and scholars.
EurasiaNet Q&A are interviews with policymakers and observers (EurasiaNet Website,, accessed on 13 June 2008).
Publication cycle:
EurasiaNet is up-dated daily.
English, Russian.
Navigation of website:
Home contains the latest information and a list of countries covered by EurasiaNet.
Selecting a country leads to Recent headlines on the selected country. Selecting More headlines leads to the Archive with all articles available for the respective country sorted by date of publication.
Other COI relevant sections:
Eurasia Insight: Contains analyses of current affairs.
Q &A: Expert and observer interviews.
Human Rights: Monitoring and actions.
Additional references:
Open Society Institute: Central Asia Project > EurasiaNet (accessed on 13 June 2008)
Source Watch: EurasiaNet (accessed on 13 June 2008)
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