Stories about Kyrgyzstan
As the government attempts to provide education online or on TV, both children and teachers suffer from a lack of access to internet and devices.
In an effort to strengthen control over the political process, the Kyrgyz leadership brought back the Kurultai, an institution centered around traditional values.
Chinese enterprises are making home for themselves in Kyrgyzstan. Some parts of the Kyrgyz population see this trend as a threat.
"We tried to reach the mayor, arguing that the plant is harmful to the environment...We tried our best but nobody was listening to us."
Since its government fell last October, Kyrgyzstan has experienced a political whirlwind, with January elections consolidating the interim leader's position and a referendum that changed its system of governance.
In the wake of a contested election, Kyrgyzstan’s civil society activists, opponent politicians, and independent journalists are being heavily targeted online — with help from the country’s post-crisis leader.
Opposition protesters enraged at electoral fraud have seized government buildings. The Prime Minister and other key figures have resigned. The electoral commission has annulled official results "to prevent tension".
Kyrgyzstan's parliament has passed a law against "manipulating information." Given their recent experiences, it's no surprise that the country's journalists worry what it might mean for freedom of speech.
As Kyrgyzstan struggles with the economic fallout of the coronavirus, ordinary citizens are organising on an impressive scale — delivering food to the poor and surgical masks to doctors.
A political thaw is underway in a nation eagerly going online — providing the perfect opportunity for the Uzbek language to thrive in new and unexpected ways.
Interview with Bektour Iskender, co-founder of Kyrgyz outlet under attack for corruption investigation
The story's whistleblower was shot dead in Istambul in November, and Kloop.kg battles a defamation lawsuit.
The government says it has revoked the license of a company planning to mine in the Issyk-Kul region that is a beloved tourism spot.
Human rights activists will have to fight Yasen Nikolayev’s act on purely legalistic grounds, arguing that regulating the local labor market in Yakutia is not actually required.
A nationalist vigilante group had pledged to break up the rally but the event went ahead without interruption.
The schools are among the best in Kyrgyzstan but have powerful enemies, including Turkey, and a reputation for secrecy.
A theatre boss looked to a cybersport tournament to generate much-needed revenue and got sacked for his troubles.
"If you don't touch us, we won't touch you."
Zere's debut hit 'Kyz' comes after years of debate over how women in the Central Asian country should dress and behave.
"As soon as he got on the phone, all he could talk about was the heat inside the jail."
“There are no fairytale weddings in my stories and no handsome prince. None of my characters are especially waiting for him, either.”