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What’s Behind Kyrgyzstan’s War on Radio Azattyk?
January 28, 2023

What’s Behind Kyrgyzstan’s War on Radio Azattyk?

By Catherine Putz
A demand from the Kyrgyz government for RFE/RL's Kyrgyz language service to remove a video has escalated into a legal battle that could end Azattyk's operations in the country altogether.

Kyrgyz Journalist Bolot Temirov Deported to Russia
November 29, 2022

Kyrgyz Journalist Bolot Temirov Deported to Russia

By Catherine Putz
The latest twist in Temirov’s tale saw the Kyrgyz citizen-by-birth deported as a “foreigner.”
Kyrgyzstan’s Move to Block Radio Azattyk Is a Sign of Trouble — For the Government
November 03, 2022

Kyrgyzstan’s Move to Block Radio Azattyk Is a Sign of Trouble — For the Government

By Eldiyar Arykbaev
Democratic values like freedom of the press are a bulwark that keeps Kyrgyzstan from sliding into authoritarianism.

Kyrgyz Ministry Blocks RFE/RL Website Over Kyrgyz-Tajik Border Report
October 28, 2022

Kyrgyz Ministry Blocks RFE/RL Website Over Kyrgyz-Tajik Border Report

By Catherine Putz
Last year, Kyrgyzstan passed a “fake news” law. This year, it’s been used to suspend access to at least two media outlets.

Kyrgyz Journalist Bolot Temirov Acquitted of Drugs Charges, Released
September 28, 2022

Kyrgyz Journalist Bolot Temirov Acquitted of Drugs Charges, Released

By Catherine Putz
And so ends a prosecution that many human rights activists characterized as persecution.

Campaign Against Kyrgyz Journalist Bolot Temirov Intensifies With Forgery Allegations
April 28, 2022

Campaign Against Kyrgyz Journalist Bolot Temirov Intensifies With Forgery Allegations

By Catherine Putz
Like clockwork: After Temirov released a new investigative report last week, the authorities piled on new charges.

Press Freedom in Kyrgyzstan Is Headed in the Wrong Direction
March 18, 2022

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.
Kyrgyzstan’s Worrying New Limits on Dissent
May 08, 2021

Kyrgyzstan’s Worrying New Limits on Dissent

By Colleen Wood
Kyrgyzstan’s president continues to sharpen the country’s legal code as a tool to limit dissent.

Libel Lawsuit Moves Ahead Against Kyrgyz Media Outlets
January 30, 2020

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.

How Can Native Language Journalism in Kyrgyzstan Improve?
May 09, 2019

How Can Native Language Journalism in Kyrgyzstan Improve?

By Elmurat Ashiraliev
The challenges facing native language journalism in Kyrgyzstan can be addressed with concerted effort and some assistance.

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