Under the guise of caring for children, Kyrgyzstan’s Supreme Council adopts law imposing online censorship

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Rights groups call on Kyrgyzstan to cease persecution of independent media

“The Kyrgyz authorities should drop criminal cases of ‘war propaganda’ and ‘calls to mass disorder’ initiated against several independent media outlets,” eight human rights groups said.

Kyrgyzstan’s parliament should reject Russian-style ‘foreign agents’ bill

“Kyrgyzstan’s parliament must show that it still respects its international obligations to safeguard human rights and freedom of expression by rejecting any attempts to stigmatise nonprofits as foreign agents and criminalise their work” – CPJ

Appeal to the Government of Kyrgyzstan

IFEX calls on Kyrgyz authorities to uphold their international human rights obligations by ceasing the wider use of criminal prosecution and abuse of legislation to systematically target independent media outlets, journalists, and other media professionals.