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Kyrgyz President Orders Privatization Of State Newspapers

Kyrgyz newspapers (file photo) (RFE/RL) 9 December 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev today ordered the privatization of some state-run newspapers, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reported.

Under the presidential decree, the "Kyrgyz Tuusu" and "Slovo Kyrgyzstana" newspapers, as well as government-funded regional newspapers, are to be privatized.

Kyrgyz Deputy Prime Minister Adakham Madumarov has been tasked with implementing the transformation.

(with material from AKIpress/Kabar)

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