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Anarbek Usupbaev, Kyrgyz activist and representative of the ancient tradition of Tengrism. (Photo courtesy of A. Usupbaev)
20 Nov 18
Opinion remains divided on the status of this time-honoured, non-dogmatic faith.
Extremist material confiscated by the ministry of internal affairs. (Photo: Kyrgyz Ministry of Internal Affairs)
3 Oct 18
Hundreds face trial over allegedly radical books, videos or pamphlets.
IWPR event held in Bishkek. (Photo: IWPR)
Project Highlight
11 May 18
Nepotism and ethnic bias are hampering innovation.
Community centre for Islamic education in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. (Photo: UN Women/Rena Effendi)
19 Feb 18
Complaints that communal bodies exclude female voices from organisation roles.
(Photo courtesy of: kloop.kg)
26 Oct 17
Tightened customs controls are leading to losses for Kyrgyz exporters.
Pro-government candidate Sooronbai Zheenbekov. (Photo: Office of S. Zheenbekov)
17 Oct 17
The country’s next president looks set follow in the footsteps of the incumbent.
(Photo courtesy of N. Musaeva)
Interview
13 Oct 17
Watchdog claims that outlets wilfully ignore both legal norms and informal ethical codes.
President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambaev. (Photo: Host Photo Agency/Ria Novosti via Getty Images)
13 Oct 17
Allegations that official sources are attempting to thwart rival’s campaign.
29 Sep 17
Critics argue that Muslim leader should be penalised for offering election endorsement.
President Almazbek Atambaev meets the speaker of Kyrgyzstan's parliament and leaders of the five main parties. (Photo: Kyrgyz president's press service)
22 Sep 17
Legacy seen as key in contest that has already narrowed to two main contenders.

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