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· May, 2007

Stories about Kyrgyzstan from May, 2007

Kyrgyzstan: Issyk-Kul and Tourism

Asel is worried that the pursuit of short-term profit from tourism is ruining Kyrgyzstan's Issyk-kul.

Kyrgyzstan: Libel Case Against Activists

neweurasia reports on a libel case against Kyrgyz human rights activists brought as a result of an article accusing an official of abusing defendants.

Kyrgyzstan: Booking an Exam Seat

Tolkun Umaraliev reports that he must pay a bribe to have any hope of receiving top marks on an upcoming university exam.

Kyrgyzstan: Bases

New Central Asia blog Non Pon reports on recent news regarding the Russian and US military bases Kyrgyzstan hosts, including the formation of a social movement dedicated to closing down...

Kyrgyzstan: Regional Divides

neweurasia reports on strategies for tackling Kyrgyzstan's regional divisions.

Kyrgyzstan: Exams and Corruption

Tolkun Umaraliev says that one of the worst parts of taking exams at his university in Kyrgyzstan is knowing that despite all his hard studying to earn good grades, others...

Central Asia: Cutting Income Inequality

Bonnie Boyd has an in-depth, two-part post on reducing income inequality in Central Asia: part one; part two.

Kyrgyzstan: Going for the Gold

KyrgyzReport reports on the Kyrgyz government's attempts to make more money from gold mining, but says that the lack of transparency in licensing decisions reduces potential income.

Central Asian: The Stanosphere

Ben Paarmann shares his thoughts on the Central Asian blogosphere — where it is, where it came from, and where it is going.

Central Asia: Bloggers Unite

Sue Sypko shares thoughts on Central Asia blogs, bloggers, and their impact in the region.

Kyrgyzstan: Love and Broken Glass

Leila Tanayeva interviews the director of a short documentary on life as a teenage girl, love, and bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan.

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