In the latest edition of the Majlis podcast, we look at the issue of changing alphabets.
Kazakhstan is preparing to change its alphabet from Cyrillic to Latin. Other countries in Central Asia have already done so, but how successful have these changes been?
Muhammad Tahir, RFE/RL's media relations manager, moderates a discussion on the advantages and problems with changing alphabets in Central Asia.
From Kazakhstan, Naubet Bisenov, correspondent for the Nikkei Asian Review, participated. From Kyrgyzstan, Medet Tiulegenov, assistant professor of international and comparative politics at the American University of Central Asia, took part. And in a first for the Majlis, we were joined by a colleague from our sister organization Voice of America, Navbahor Imamova, the host of daily radio and weekly TV shows, including Exploring America, targeted at Uzbek audiences throughout Central Asia. I had a few things to say also.
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