Serious Political Blogs Yet to Take Off

Although candidates in Kyrgyzstan’s presidential election made unprecedented use of the internet in their campaigns, political blogs were notably absent.

Serious Political Blogs Yet to Take Off

Although candidates in Kyrgyzstan’s presidential election made unprecedented use of the internet in their campaigns, political blogs were notably absent.

Thursday, 30 July, 2009
Reporter Nuraim Ryskulova says many of the blogs covering political affairs are run by Kyrgyz émigrés abroad.



At home, candidates in the July 23 election made use of internet communities and conferencing, but not blogs.



One well-known blog purporting to belong to candidate Nurlan Motuev is in fact a spoof run by a group of young people working from internet cafés. They say they do it for a laugh, not to make a serious political point.
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