Kyrgyzstan’s media policies have come full circle in the past four years. The government granted the press great freedom and then began retracting it as political and economic problems escalated by BRUCE PANNIER SHORTLY AFTER KYRGYZSTAN GAINED independence in August 1991, President Askar Akayev lifted controls on the media, attempting to cultivate an image as […]

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