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· April, 2010

Stories about Kyrgyzstan from April, 2010

Kyrgyzstan: Keeping the Calm

The role played by online independent media organizations such as is crucial to separating fact from disinformation in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Ousted president denies resignation

Akmal writes that Kyrgyzstan’s former president, who left the country and found haven in Belarus, now declares that he does not recognize his resignation.

Kyrgyzstan: The aftermath of public uprising

In the past week, the attention of Kyrgyzstani bloggers has been very firmly centred on political events in this small, mountainous Central Asian country. All over the country, memorials have...

Kyrgyzstan: Resignation faxed

Kyrgyz blogger writes about the details of the resignation of ousted Kyrgyz president Bakiev. The author also attaches scans of the resignation fax from the former head of the state,...

Kyrgyzstan: Social Media Matters

Sarah Kendzior analyzes the role of new media in the popular uprising in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: President Bakiev fled, resigned

Michael Hancock describes the details surrounding the escape and resignation of ousted Kyrgyz president Kurmanbek Bakiev.

Central Asia: Writing “About Each Other, For Each Other”

Sarah Kendzior of writes about the significance of Kyrgyzstan's and Central Asian social media and points out some external observers’ distorted view of them: “There is another internet, a...

Kyrgyzstan: A Photo Report From Bishkek

Photos and commentary (RUS) on the recent unrest, looting and poverty in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – by LJ user zyalt (Ilya Varlamov).

Kyrgyzstan: Social Media Create and Fight Information Overload

The coverage of recent bloody events in Kyrgyzstan by online and traditional media caused information overload that made it very difficult to create a consistent picture. That is why bloggers...

Kyrgyzstan: The “Archived” Revolution

On April 6th, Kyrgyzstan was hit by mass protests which eventually led to the overthrow of the government as well as many deaths. While the internet did not play a...

Kyrgyzstan: Photos of Bloody Protests

LJ user drugoi published a selection of photographs from the recent violent protests in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan: Rights Activist's Extradition Pondered

Dushanbe writes that the authorities in Tajikistan say they are still pondering whether to extradite Kyrgyz human rights activist Nematullo Botaqoziev, who was detained in Dushanbe in late February.

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