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Kyrgyzstan media

Controversial Kyrgyz ‘Foreign Representatives’ Bill on Cusp of Becoming Law

Controversial Kyrgyz ‘Foreign Representatives’ Bill on Cusp of Becoming Law

By Catherine Putz
Despite opposition, both foreign and domestic, Kyrgyzstan continues to push forward a law that would enact further restrictions on organizations receiving funding from abroad.

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.
24.kg, Temirov Live Targeted With Media Raids in Kyrgyzstan

24.kg, Temirov Live Targeted With Media Raids in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
The recent detention of journalists and raids on homes and offices mark a further expansion of the Kyrgyz government’s efforts to rein in the country’s media through overt pressure.

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.”

Kyrgyz Court Cancels Case Against RFE/RL’s Radio Azattyk

Kyrgyz Court Cancels Case Against RFE/RL’s Radio Azattyk

By Catherine Putz
A settlement agreement was reportedly reached between the broadcaster and the Ministry of Culture, paving the way for Azattyk’s unblocking.

Taking Stock of Kyrgyzstan-US Relations With Amb. Lesslie Viguerie

Taking Stock of Kyrgyzstan-US Relations With Amb. Lesslie Viguerie

By Catherine Putz
The Diplomat’s Managing Editor Catherine Putz had a recent conversation with U.S. Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Lesslie Viguerie about the state of relations.

Court Orders RFE/RL’s Radio Azattyk Shut Down in Kyrgyzstan

Court Orders RFE/RL’s Radio Azattyk Shut Down in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
RFE/RL plans to appeal the court’s decision and has made clear that it has no intention of abandoning its audience in Kyrgyzstan.
RFE/RL Is the Canary in the Coal Mine for Kyrgyzstan

RFE/RL Is the Canary in the Coal Mine for Kyrgyzstan

By Jamie Fly
Recent actions by the Kyrgyz government are placing the country’s vibrant media – and, by extension, its democracy – at risk.

Kyrgyzstan’s Media Under Pressure

Kyrgyzstan’s Media Under Pressure

By Catherine Putz
From well-known independent outlets to bloggers, the country's vibrant media are under increasing threat.

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

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

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

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.

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