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Kyrgyz Lawmakers Mull Forcing Officials to Wear Kalpaks

A pair of lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan have drafted a legislative bill that...

Kyrgyzstan: Biometric IDs Fuel Debate About Ethnicity

Kyrgyzstan’s government is distributing biometric ID cards with embedded microchips to its...

Kyrgyzstan: Bride-Training TV Show Divides Audiences

A reality TV show on a state broadcaster in Kyrgyzstan is raising...

Minister’s Misstep Exposes Stress in Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan Ties

Careless remarks by a minister in Kazakhstan touched off a diplomatic dispute...

Kyrgyzstan: Foreigner’s Faux Pas Exposes Cultural Rift

The row about the British miner expelled from Kyrgyzstan after likening a...

It's Not Just About the Horse Penis, It's About the Gold Mine

Kyrgyz were variously enraged and bemused after a British expat working at...

Kyrgyzstan Exiles Leading News Site

Kyrgyzstan’s government has de facto blocked a popular and hard-hitting news website...

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Threaten Media for Terrorism Reporting

By reporting on terrorist propaganda, is a journalist propagating terrorism? Journalists often debate...

Kyrgyzstan: Parliament in Bishkek Aims at Containing Internet

Parliamentarians in Kyrgyzstan are proposing legislation to restrict Internet freedom, media watchdogs...