The global economic crisis is beginning to result in job cuts in Russia and other countries where hundreds of thousands of Tajiks have found work, leading to fears they will return home en masse.
While the focus in Kyrgyzstan is often on ambitious hydroelectric projects like the Kambarata dam, water-powered turbines of more modest proportions are quietly whirring away in the background.
As it becomes clear that Russia will no longer host as many migrant workers as before because of the economic downturn, reporter Almaz Turdubaev investigated how this would impact the job market inside Kyrgyzstan.
New law falls below standards of a country that will soon chair the OSCE, rights groups say.
Instead of exporting sugar, Kyrgyzstan now imports it while disillusioned beet farmers switch to other crops.
In this report, Malika Aidarova looked at how a village survives without a supply of clean drinking water.