Kyrgyz journalist Kubanychbek Joldoshev was beaten by unknown assailants and hospitalized in Osh on November 2, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
Joldoshev, a former RFE/RL correspondent, was working for the "Osh Shamy" newspaper.
"Osh Shamy" editor Turgunbay Aldakulov told RFE/RL that three unknown assailants attacked Joldoshev as he was returning home.
He suffered a concussion and other head injuries.
Joldoshev's colleages say the attack is connected with his professional activities. He covered Osh University student protests last month.
Several journalists have been threatened or severely beaten in Kyrgyzstan this year.
Others have sought and received asylum in Western countries.