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State Projects and Proxies: All the President’s Men in Kyrgyzstan

State Projects and Proxies: All the President’s Men in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
A new OCCRP, Temirov Live, Kloop investigation finishes “the work of those who can longer do journalism in Kyrgyzstan” by uncovering a murky network of connections profiting from state projects.

Kyrgyz ‘Mass Media’ Law Withdrawn by Presidential Request

Kyrgyz ‘Mass Media’ Law Withdrawn by Presidential Request

By Catherine Putz
After meeting with media representatives, Japarov requested the controversial bill be withdrawn and “finalized” – ostensibly to be re-worked and re-considered at a later time
With Journalists Behind Bars, Kyrgyzstan Enters New Era of Repression

With Journalists Behind Bars, Kyrgyzstan Enters New Era of Repression

By Ilya Lozovsky
The authorities have accused Temirov Live, a respected investigative outlet, of inciting mass unrest, and jailed nearly a dozen of its current and former employees.

Kyrgyz Media Under Increasing Pressure, But ‘Kloop Will Continue Its Work’

Kyrgyz Media Under Increasing Pressure, But ‘Kloop Will Continue Its Work’

By Catherine Putz
An interview with Kloop co-founder Rinat Tuhvatshin.

Soccer School Sparks Controversy in Kyrgyzstan

Soccer School Sparks Controversy in Kyrgyzstan

By Colleen Wood
FC Barcelona visited Kyrgyzstan to inaugurate two new football academies. Japarov is touchy about investigations into how the schools are funded.

Kyrgyzstan’s Kloop in the Crosshairs Over Critical Coverage

Kyrgyzstan’s Kloop in the Crosshairs Over Critical Coverage

By Catherine Putz
The Kyrgyz media outlet, known for its reporting on corruption, is under pressure once again for publishing materials “aimed at sharply criticizing the policies of the current government.”

Press Freedom in Kyrgyzstan Is Headed in the Wrong Direction

Press Freedom in Kyrgyzstan Is Headed in the Wrong Direction

By Miranda Patrucic
We’ve seen how important it is that citizens of a country know the truth and are exposed to more than just propaganda. Kyrgyzstan’s backsliding is deeply concerning.
Undaunted, Joint Investigation Rolls Out Records Backing Corruption Reporting

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.

Kyrgyz Customs Officer Reportedly Under Investigation

Kyrgyz Customs Officer Reportedly Under Investigation

By Catherine Putz
A customs official named in the bombshell OCCRP, RFE/RL, and Kloop investigation last year is reportedly under official investigation.

Libel Lawsuit Moves Ahead Against Kyrgyz Media Outlets

Libel Lawsuit Moves Ahead Against Kyrgyz Media Outlets

By Catherine Putz
One outlet has been dropped from the Matraimov lawsuit, but RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service and Kloop remain in the crosshairs.

Kyrgyz News Site Kloop Interrupted by DDoS Attack

Kyrgyz News Site Kloop Interrupted by DDoS Attack

By Catherine Putz
Last week Kloop and OCCRP published a damning report about the giving away of land in a prized public park to Bishkek’s rich and well-connected.
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