Kyrgyz authorities demand Kloop take down an article. Kloop, of course,...

We will not delete the article. The decision to delete information on Kloop can only be made by the editorial of Kloop, but certainly not by the Ministry of Culture.

Let`s make English a second language in Kyrgyzstan

Unfortunately, knowing only Kyrgyz, it is nearly impossible to learn English in Kyrgyzstan. As a result, many thousands of Kyrgyz-speaking students from every region find themselves linguistically isolated.

Photos: How Batken residents left their homes during the armed conflict...

When shooting broke out on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border on September 14th, Kloop’s journalists went to the scene to cover the armed conflict.

Analysis: How Kyrgyzstan is Losing its Transparency

Kyrgyzstan’s government, long known as Central Asia’s most democratic, is becoming less and less transparent — and the country’s once-active civil society appears unconcerned.

Signs of Political Motivation Permeate Case Against Kyrgyz Investigative Journalist

Kyrgyz authorities allege Bolot Temirov is a drug user and used falsified identification documents. But case files obtained by reporters suggest a high-level effort led by the GKNB security agency to silence him.

Dubai Uncovered: Data Leak Exposes How Criminals, Officials, and Sanctioned Politicians...

Russian politicians under Western sanctions, financial criminals, and corrupt European officials all own real estate in the emirate, which attracts investors with liberal residency rules and a ‘few questions asked’ approach to regulation.

‘We Ask God for Peace’: Western Sanctions on Russia Strike Central...

For years, Russia’s big cities have been a source of employment and income for the people of Central Asia and the Caucasus. Now, as sanctions undermine the Russian economy, they and their families will also feel the pinch.

One Family’s ‘Golden Age’: President’s Relative Controls Turkmenistan’s Only Mobile Operator

Turkmenistan’s only mobile operator, Altyn Asyr, enjoys an undisputed monopoly despite frequent complaints about poor service and exorbitant prices. Though its shareholders are not publicly named, reporters learned that it is run by a member of the president’s family.

Press Freedom in Kyrgyzstan Is Headed in the Wrong Direction

The atmosphere for a free press in Kyrgyzstan is backsliding. Pressure against independent media in Kyrgyzstan is not new, but the latest developments signal a dangerous and worrisome turn.

Journalists in Kyrgyzstan have frequently been assaulted, followed, and taken to...

Kloop analyzed data from the past five years and found that despite the numerous attacks and strong pressure put on Kyrgyz journalists, almost nobody has been held accountable.

Pressure on Mass Media: Journalists’ Accounts from Kloop and other Publications...

Hackers were unable to gain access to the accounts of a majority of journalists.

A Top Uzbek Official, a Leading Businessman — and the Unknown...

The wife of Uzbekistan’s first deputy prime minister has never appeared in public. But now, two separate document leaks — one from the tropical British Virgin Islands, the other from Switzerland — reveal her to be a secret player in one of the country’s top business relationships.