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Reaktsiya 3.0: Kyrgyz Protest Internet Censorship Bill
July 01, 2020

Reaktsiya 3.0: Kyrgyz Protest Internet Censorship Bill

By Colleen Wood
Will protests be enough to convince Kyrgyzstan’s president to veto a bill that would restrict freedom of speech online?

Undaunted, Joint Investigation Rolls Out Records Backing Corruption Reporting
June 30, 2020

Undaunted, Joint Investigation Rolls Out Records Backing Corruption Reporting

By Catherine Putz
RFE/RL, OCCRP and Kloop have published two new reports as well as a database filled with documents provided by murdered former money launderer Aierken Saimaiti.
Central Asian States Take on ‘False Information’
June 26, 2020

Central Asian States Take on ‘False Information’

By Catherine Putz
Laws put in place to support the fight against COVID-19 by targeting false information are easily abused to crack down on negative opinions and dissent.

11-Year Sentence for Former Kyrgyz President Atambayev’s Role in Early Release of Aziz Batukayev
June 23, 2020

11-Year Sentence for Former Kyrgyz President Atambayev’s Role in Early Release of Aziz Batukayev

By Catherine Putz
Atambayev faces an additional, ongoing trial related to the violence that erupted when the state tried to detain him in August 2019.

The China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Transport Corridor Stretches Further Into China
June 22, 2020

The China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Transport Corridor Stretches Further Into China

By Umida Hashimova
The transport corridor is in use and has great potential, but the middle section through Kyrgyzstan still transports cargo via trucks and not railcars.

Viral Video Exposes Domestic Abuse in Kyrgyzstan. To What End?
June 20, 2020

Viral Video Exposes Domestic Abuse in Kyrgyzstan. To What End?

By Colleen Wood
A viral video depicting horrific domestic abuse reveals tension in social media’s mobilizing power.

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Steps Down Amid Telecom Scandal
June 17, 2020

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Steps Down Amid Telecom Scandal

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyz prime ministers tend to have a short shelf-life.
Justice and the June Events: Looking Back at Kyrgyzstan’s 2010 Troubles
June 09, 2020

Justice and the June Events: Looking Back at Kyrgyzstan’s 2010 Troubles

By Ivar Dale
Two wrongs don’t make a right: a decade after violence exploded in Kyrgyzstan’s south, Azimzhan Askarov remains in jail.

Kyrgyz Authorities Make Corruption Accusation Against Journalist
June 03, 2020

Kyrgyz Authorities Make Corruption Accusation Against Journalist

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyz authorities allege, with the hearsay of a single witness, that journalists involved in a massive investigation of corruption took payment to report.

Former President Atambayev Barred From His Own Trial
June 02, 2020

Former President Atambayev Barred From His Own Trial

By Catherine Putz
The former president reportedly refused to sit in the box with the other defendants.

Fed Up Kyrgyz Forge Ahead with Online Protests
May 28, 2020

Fed Up Kyrgyz Forge Ahead with Online Protests

By Colleen Wood
What should we make of a new digital flashmob that channels widespread discontent with Kyrgyzstan’s government?
Another Incident on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border
May 28, 2020

Another Incident on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border

By Catherine Putz
On May 24, shots were fired in the contentious border area. And reportedly again on May 27. 

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