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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.

“What is she doing here?” Kloop’s Investigation into Inequality in the...

Women in Kyrgyzstan are increasingly less likely to be appointed to senior management positions in the country. Kloop investigates the reasons behind this phenomenon...

The death of a Kyrgyz citizen in the United States: his...

According to preliminary information from the Kyrgyz Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on October 5th, Pennsylvania State Police shot and killed the Kyrgyz citizen.

“This is our last chance to occupy a worthy place in...

he program highlighted the key points of his upcoming work as chairman of the Cabinet.

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.

The government’s personal firefighters: how fake accounts took over the Kyrgyz...

Pro-Japarov accounts, pro-Matraimov accounts, pro-Jeenbekov accounts — the Kyrgyzstani Internet has transformed into a place where “troll factories” are operating constantly. Kloop’s journalists analyzed approximately 800 fake accounts to find out how these so-called “fake farms'' work, who they protect, and how much they cost.

Sadyr Japarov promises not to sue the media

"You have freedom of speech — you’re acting freely right now, aren’t you?" said the president.

“Just black out my name.” A photo project about silencing the...

– Just black out my name. When I started shooting the photo project Just Black Out My Name, one of the subjects asked me not to mention/black out her name. The photos with her are also anonymous.

Inside Kyrgyzstan’s Campaign to Silence Bolot Temirov

Here’s how sex, lies, and secret surveillance were deployed against one of the country’s top investigative outlets.

The Face of Central Asia: Sharia Marriage, Talaq, and Wives with...

Say talaq three times and you’re free to go: if you want, throw your kids and wife out of the house, and if you want, get yourself a second wife. This is not a story from the Middle Ages—it is exactly what happens in the countries of Central Asia.

The Offshore Secrets of Kazakhstan’s President Tokayev

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has sought to distance himself from his powerful predecessor, who many in Kazakhstan hold responsible for the country’s vast wealth inequality. But Tokayev’s family has its own foreign secrets: Lakeside townhouses, Moscow apartments, Swiss bank accounts — and a money trail that goes far offshore.

Kazakhstan, Facebook, and content. What’s going on? And is it censorship?

The company stated that such a joint statement was never released and that no exclusive access was granted to the government of Kazakhstan.