Kyrgyzstan: A Haven for Reporters amid Love and Strife

Elyor Nematov, a photojournalist from the city of Bukhara in Uzbekistan, seen here taking a class on photojournalism in Bishkek, moved to the Kyrgyz capital to be nearer to his girlfriend, as well as hone his skills as a documentary photographer. Media professionals from various parts of Central Asia have made their homes in Bishkek, often for safety and professional growth, other times for more personal reasons. (Courtesy photo)

In a rough neighborhood for journalists, Kyrgyzstan is a relative safe haven. Over the years, reporters from various parts of Central Asia have made their homes there — often for safety and professional growth, other times for more personal reasons.
 

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Zukhra Iakupbaeva is a journalist based in Bishkek.

Kyrgyzstan: A Haven for Reporters amid Love and Strife

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