The Asia news program broadcasts information designed specifically for a Central Asian audience. Produced in Bishkek, with exclusive reports and investigations from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. Daily interviews with civil activists, politicians, independent journalists, and human rights activists. Fact-based reporting that dismantles cultural taboos, provides context, and unearths stories you won't find elsewhere. Our correspondents provide a daily alternative to official media. Hosted by Shavkat Turgaev.
Watch the program live online, on satellite, or via our broadcast partners Monday through Friday: Kyiv, Minsk, Moscow at 6:05 p.m. | Ashgabat, Dushanbe, Tashkent at 8:05 p.m. | Bishkek, Nur-Sultan at 9:05 p.m.
Tuesday-Saturday: Kyiv, Minsk, Moscow at 5 a.m. | Ashgabat, Dushanbe, Tashkent at 7 a.m. | Bishkek, Nur-Sultan at 8 a.m.
About The Anchor
Shavkat Turgaev has been the anchor of Current Time’s Asia newscast since 2018. He began working for the network from the region in 2016. He previously hosted newscasts for the Kyrgyz television station Channel Five and also has worked for the Kyrgyz news agency 24.kg.
An ardent fan of Central Asia’s beauty and originality, he prefers to travel by bicycle.