Saturday 5 May 2007
May 03, 2007
U.S. Soldier Still Under Investigation Over Kyrgyz Killing
Soldiers at the U.S. facility at Manas (file photo) (USDoD) May 3, 2007 -- A U.S. serviceman who shot a truck driver dead at a checkpoint has been sent home despite official demands that he be handed over for criminal prosecution.
May 02, 2007
OSCE Finds Barriers To Media's Investigative Rights
An Internet cafe in Iran, where a number of journalists have been arrested (file photo) (AFP) May 2, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Societies have more access to information, but weak laws and prosecution against the media have eroded journalists' investigative abilities.
May 01, 2007
Interview | Freedom House official discuss media issues
NEW YORK, May 1, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Press freedom suffered continued global decline in 2006, with particularly troubling trends evident in Asia, the former Soviet Union, and Latin America. This is the main conclusion of a survey released today by <a href="http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=70&release=494" target="_blank">Freedom House</a>, a U.S.-based nongovernmental institution measuring freedom around the world. RFE/RL correspondent Nikola Krastev spoke with Christopher Walker, Freedom House's director of studies.
April 29, 2007
Polls Close In Kyrgyz By-Elections
Bermet Akaeva (file photo) (RFE/RL) BISHKEK, April 29, 2007 -- Polling stations in Kyrgyz parliamentary by-elections closed at 1600 Prague time. Reports say voter turn out in the two constituencies was over 55 percent, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reported.
April 28, 2007
Kyrgyzstan To Conduct Vote Without Akaev's Daughter
BISHKEK, April 28 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Electoral officials in Kyrgyzstan's Kemin constituency say about 34,000 ballot papers were delivered to polling stations throughout the region today without the name of Bermet Akaeva on the ballot, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz service reports today.
April 26, 2007
Kazakh Leader Urges Kyrgyzstan To Pass Border Accord
Nazarbaev (left) and Bakiev today in Bishkek (RFE/RL) BISHKEK, April 26, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbaev and Kyrgyzstan's President Kurmanbek Bakiev held talks in Bishkek today aimed at improving bilateral ties, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reported.
April 25, 2007
Kazakh President To Visit Kyrgyzstan
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev (official site) BISHKEK, April 25, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbaev is scheduled to travel to Bishkek today for talks with Kyrgyzstan's President Kurmanbek Bakiev, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz service reports.