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News website blocked for “subjective” reporting

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8 Jan 2013

In the former Soviet republics of Central Asia, as elsewhere in the world, people increasingly look to the internet for information. So web-users in Kyrgyzstan were dismayed when the Russian-language news website, which is based in Moscow but has a large following in the region, was blocked.

A court case challenging the move is now in progress in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, and MLDI is providing financial support. A hearing in December ended with the judge requesting more information from the authorities, and the next hearing...

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Focus On: Kyrgyzstan

26 May 2015

In 2014, the Media Policy Institute in Kyrgyzstan provided legal defence in 24 cases  and delivered over 300 legal consultations to journalists and media outlets. MPI's statement outlines the new developments for Kyrgyz press freedom in 2015.

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