Kyrgyzstan

5.7 million people
880 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Partly Free
Press:
Not Free
Partly Free

News & Updates

In a new report, Freedom House highlights Russia's pivotal role in a decade-long decline in democracy among the countries of the post-Soviet sphere.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Elections, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom, Rule of Law
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Eurasia, Europe

The recently passed "False Accusation Law" is detrimental for the development of free of speech and mass media in Kyrgyzstan, Freedom House said in a statement.

Issues: 
Freedom of Expression, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom, Rule of Law
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Eurasia

Freedom House applauds the ruling of a regional court in Kyrgyzstan to reopen an investigation into allegations that human rights defender Azimjan Askarov was tortured while in detention in 2010.

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Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Eurasia

Freedom House expresses its deep concern about continued incidents of violence against attorneys representing ethnic Uzbeks on trial for charges related to violence in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, in June 2010.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Freedom of Association, Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Eurasia

Experts

Director for Eurasia Programs


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Project Director of "Nations in Transit"

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Signature Reports

Special Reports

Promise and Reversal: The Post-Soviet Landscape Twenty Years On

“Promise and Reversal: The Post-Soviet Landscape Twenty Years On,” marks the 20th anniversary of the failed Soviet coup of August 19, 1991. The retrospective essay examines the changes in the political rights and civil liberties in the former Soviet Union over the last two decades, as well as includes graphs and rankings that illustrate the region's performance in the annual Freedom House publications Freedom in the World and Freedom of the Press. The report  concludes that there is a serious and disturbing failure to embrace democratic institutions in most of the post-Soviet region.

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Muzzling the Media: The Return of Censorship in the Commonwealth of Independent States

Only a decade and a half since the end of the Cold War, freedom of the press for millions of people across the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) has come nearly full circle. The media landscape across most of today’s CIS in some aspects differs from that of the Soviet era, but in important ways is imposing a no less repressive news media environment. Gone is all encompassing ideological state media control. Russia – and most of the countries on its periphery – today features modern methods of information control that effectively shuts off the majority of people in these lands from news and information of political consequence.

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Programs

Freedom House enhances the capacity of local civil society groups to rapidly respond to human rights violations, to provide advocates with the skills to defend the right to freedom of assembly, and to equip local groups with the tools to combat gender-based violence and bride-kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan.

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