Kyrgyzstan: Teenager Suicide Sparks Scrutiny of Internet

A much-loved piece of street art covering a 100 square-meter space on the side of a travel agency was recently whitewashed, reportedly at the suggestion of the police trying to ensure that children do not self-harm. The artists who created the mural contend that the piece was designed to promote travel and had nothing to do with potentially dangerous online games.

The recent suicide of a teenager in Kyrgyzstan has ignited a moral panic about the dangers of the Internet, and has prompted lawmakers to consider restricting the online activity of youngsters.
 

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