Uzbekistan still depends on cotton exports driven by what amounts to slave labor. A new report brings this practice to light.
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Public broadcasting services can express the ideals of a democracy. But as of now only a few in the world really serve the public.
Askar, an 11-year-old boy, is an orphan like many in Kyrgyzstan, living with a musculoskeletal disorder and abandoned by birth parents. But he is gaining something like a community.