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Kyrgyzstan media

In Light of Photos, Kyrgyz Authorities Claim Detained Journalist Staged Her Own Bruises

In Light of Photos, Kyrgyz Authorities Claim Detained Journalist Staged Her Own Bruises

By Catherine Putz
Bolot Temirov shared photos of the bruises he says his wife, Makhabat Tajibek kyzy, sustained in a Kyrgyz detention center in April. Prison authorities say they were inflicted by cell-mates at her request.

Detained Kyrgyz Journalist Alleges Abuse by Guards

Detained Kyrgyz Journalist Alleges Abuse by Guards

By Catherine Putz
Ombudsman representatives confirmed Makhabat Tajibek kyzy was bruised from an apparent beating, but detention center staff would not allow them to document it. 
Kyrgyz ‘Mass Media’ Law Withdrawn by Presidential Request

Kyrgyz ‘Mass Media’ Law Withdrawn by Presidential Request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After meeting with media representatives, Japarov requested the controversial bill be withdrawn and “finalized” – ostensibly to be re-worked and re-considered at a later time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.

Kyrgyzstan’s Repressive Turn Lands Bishkek on CIVICUS Watchlist

Kyrgyzstan’s Repressive Turn Lands Bishkek on CIVICUS Watchlist

By Catherine Putz
The watchdog says Kyrgyz authorities are “cracking down on dissent with unprecedented severity”

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.

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