Produced by Zhibek Begaliyeva
22 April 2020
Coronavirus Clampdown Challenges Kyrgyz Journalists
20 February 2020
Dreams Denied: Kyrgyz Green Card Winners Respond To U.S. Travel Ban
When Kyrgyz citizen Beknazar Ibraimov won a U.S. Green Card this year, he sold his family's apartment and started making plans. But the White House's January 31 decision to ban Kyrgyz citizens from entering the U.S. caught him and hundreds of other Kyrgyz Green Card winners up short. Bishkek has pledged to meet U.S. demands for a biometric passport, but, as yet, little suggests that Ibraimov and his compatriots will see their Green Card dreams come true this year.
24 January 2020
Sex Trafficking: A Kyrgyz Teenager's Search For Justice
It started with an invitation to a birthday party. And reportedly ended with repeated rape and beatings in a Bishkek brothel. This 16-year-old Kyrgyz girl’s story as a sex-trafficking victim is tragically familiar in Central Asia, though investigations do not always occur rapidly. After Current Time’s January 22, 2020 report about her story, however, Kyrgyz police detained three suspects in the case. Her identity has been concealed.