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· May, 2006

Stories about Kyrgyzstan from May, 2006

Kyrgyzstan: The Meeting Happened!

Edil Baisalov, a Kyrgyz opposition leader, takes issue with negative coverage of last weekend's protest in Bishkek (Russian) that characterized the event as a failure that took the wind out...

Kyrgyzstan: Protest

CXW of neweurasia has a report on last weekend's protest in Bishkek calling for the government to enact reforms and combat corruption.

Kyrgyzstan: Endangered Languages

neweurasia reports on a political party in Kyrgyzstan seeking to protect the status of the Russian language in the republic.

Kyrgyzstan: Opposition Rally

Yulia of neweurasia reports on Saturday's opposition protest in Bishkek during which Kyrgyz opposition members demanded significant reform by September.

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

Vakhs valley, March 2006, Erik Petersson, Dushanbe Pictures. Welcome to the latest roundup from the Central Asian and Caucasian blogosphere, brought to you by neweurasia. First off, apologies for the...

Kyrgyzstan: Citizenship & Civility

Students in Kyrgyzstan write about citizenship and civility.

Kyrgyzstan: HIPC

Kyrgyz students call for their country not to join the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative.

Kyrgyzstan: Rumor Mill

Amira has a report on what's being said in the Kyrgyz political rumor mill.

Central Asia & Caucasus: Nationality

Stavros explains how one determines nationality in the former Soviet Union.

Kyrgyzstan: Press Freedom

Yulia writes about freedom of the press in Kyrgyzstan and discusses ways to achieve journalistic independence for the media.

Kyrgyzstan: Roads

Noting that blocking roads is becoming a common form of protest in Kyrgyzstan, The Golden Road to Samarqand writes about the country's road system.

Central Asia: Religion & Politics

neweurasia has a series of posts on religion's role in politics across Central Asia and in Azerbaijan.

Central Asia: Press Freedom

neweurasia rounds up the state of freedom of the press in Central Asia.

Kyrgyzstan: Biking Issyk Kul

JJ's travelogue on biking around Kyrgyzstan's Issyk Kul (“Hot Lake”) continues with a post about an evening in Tamchy and the Tamchy to Balykchi stretch.

Kyrgyzstan: Victory Day in Osh

neweurasia has a photo essay of Victory Day in Osh.

Kyrgyzstan: Protest Breakdown

CXW of neweurasia breaks down the recent protests in Kyrgyzstan and says that the opposition should look for other ways than more protests to move forward.

Kyrgyzstan: Constitutional Reform

neweurasia reports on constitutional reform in Kyrgyzstan and the debate over submitting constitutional reforms to public referendum.

Kyrgyzstan: Corruption

Chingiz writes about corruption in Kyrgyzstan, saying that only discipline will overcome the powerful culture of corruption in the country.

Kyrgyzstan: Students & Politics

The Golden Road to Samarqand reports on Kyrgyz universtity students’ thoughts on politics in the wake of last weekend's large protest in Bishkek.

Kyrgyzstan: Knuckling Down

Claire Wilkinson says that Kyrgyz must seriously think about and enact changes to build a better future rather than acting for short-term benefits, which has done nothing but hurt the...

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