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· November, 2007

Stories about Kyrgyzstan from November, 2007

Kyrgyzstan: Feminism and women’s movement

Genderstan observes the activity of women’s organizations in Kyrgyzstan, listing the ideological goals of women’s movement and saying that they usually have clearly defined clients and goals.

Kyrgyzstan: OSCE to Monitor Elections

Asel informs that the OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights will send nearly 300 observers to observe the upcoming Parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Election Thresholds Debated

The Azamat Report says that Kyrgyzstan is buzzing with discussions of the 5% and 0.5% thresholds for the parliamentary elections. Because of the ambiguous wording of the Elections Code, it...

Kyrgyzstan: The Kyrgyzs Vote in Moscow

Asel writes that the Kyrgyz citizens living in Moscow will vote on the markets, as polling stations will be organized in the areas most densely populated by migrant workers from...

Kyrgyzstan: Transgender Remembrance Day in Bishkek

GenderStan reports that Bishkek activists, mostly lesbian, bisexual women and transgender people gathered at the central Ala-Too square in the capital of Kyrgyzstan to honor those transgender people who were...

Kyrgyzstan: Face Control Elections

The Azamat Report opines on the parliamentary election campaign in Kyrgyzstan, noting that as soon as elections fully based on party lists are new here, people still associate them with...

Kyrgyzstan: Put Up and Shut Up

CXW considers the implications of a homophobic article in the Kyrgyzstan's newspaper for the concepts of rights and tolerance.

Kyrgyzstan: Arts Exhibition

Asel introduces a couple of photos from the art exhibition “Epoch”, which opened in Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, on November 16.

Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyz Boxing Champion Arrested

Asel reports on the arrest of Kyrgyz boxer Almazbek Raimkulov in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is a professional boxer, living in the States for a long time and known as...

Kyrgyzstan: Capital City Mayor Elected

Asel reports that the mayor of Kyrgyzstan's main city Bishkek was recently elected by the local council members. Surprisingly, the incumbent's only rival asked the deputies not to vote for...

Kyrgyzstan: Women's Party Quits the Electoral race

GenderStan reports that the “Women of Kyrgyzstan” is dropping out the parliamentary campaign in Kyrgyzstan. The reason, most likely, is a high money deposit each participating party should give to...

Kyrgyzstan: Parties Struggle for Power

Political events in Kyrgyzstan for the past several weeks have spurred a lot of discussions, assumptions and dispute among Kyrgyz bloggers. Following president Bakiev's decree on dissolution of the Kyrgyz...

Kyrgyzstan: Violence aganist Women

GenderStan posts some official statistics on violence against women in Kyrgyzstan, and the figures cited are very alarming.

Kyrgyzstan: Education Reform

Almaz reviews the efforts to reform the education sector in Kyrgyzstan, saying that for landlocked country with no hopes for industrialization, the only way is to become a service-oriented country,...

Kyrgyzstan: Interview with E.Baisalov, a Politician

The Roberts Report comes out with the exclusive interview with Edil Baisalov, the well known political figure and democracy activist from Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Fraudulent Elections Will Echo Back in Spring

Almaz reports that former Prime-Minister of Kyrgyzstan Felix Kulov, who now stands in opposition to the incumbent, President Bakiev, has come out with the statement saying that if the upcoming...

Kyrgyzstan: Feedback to the Article in Economist

The Azamat Report reviews an article on Kyrgyzstan in The Economist, and says that although the article is well written, its expatriate author lacks understanding of some intricacies of political...

Kyrgyzstan: Horse Games

The Azamat Report offers a photo-post on the At-Chabysh traditional horse games in Issykul province of Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: More Women Join Parties

GenderStan reports on the two women, both leaders of the gender NGOs, who openly joined an oppostion party in Kyrgyzstan lately.

Kyrgyzstan: Investigation into murder of a journalist

Beaudi reports on the ongoing investigation into the violent murder of Alisher Saipov, an Uzbek journalist who worked in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. As the authorities started claiming that Saipov had close...

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