I am a Bishkek-based storyteller, civic activist, media expert, and journalist. I have written for several domestic and international news outlets such as Sputnik Kyrgyzstan and the IWPR's Central Asia section. I also lecture on international media at the Diplomatic Academy of Kyrgyzstan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Latest posts by Aigerim Turgunbaeva
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.