The Kyrgyz SCOOP Family Meets Again

Kyrgyz journalists discuss the project so far and agree, that the quality of investigations has increased. Photo: Ota Tiefenböck

Kyrgyz journalists discuss the project so far and agree, that the quality of investigations has increased. Photo: Ota Tiefenböck
SCOOPs local coordinator in Kyrgyzstan Asyl Osmonalieva and Danish coordinator Ota Tiefenböck met last week with the SCOOP-supported journalists in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek to discuss the achievements of the investigative journalism project so far.
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Scoop Goes Local in Kyrgyzstan

Editor in chef, Razija Koshmatova ( right) looks forward to cooperate with Scoop. Photo: Ota Tiefenböck

Editor in chef, Razija Koshmatova ( right) looks forward to cooperate with Scoop. Photo: Ota Tiefenböck
In the beginning of 2012, it was media in Kyrgyz capital Bishkek, in September last year it was regional media around the country, and now it is smaller local media. SCOOP is today covering nearly all of  Kyrgyzstan, even smaller ... Read More »

Museums in Kyrgyzstan suffer

Tusks from an ancient mastodont are decaying in the museums.

Tusks from an ancient mastodont are decaying in a museum.
The political changes and 22 years of independence have been hard to Kyrgyzstan’s cultural heritage.
The country’s museums suffer from the lack of the money and has lost a lot of museums artefacts. SCOOP supported journalist Abdumomun Mamarayimov has investigated the subject. His investigation was published on ... Read More »

SCOOP Investigation Pushes Improvements in Bishkek

The SCOOP-supported investigation about the bad quality of illumination of Kyrgyz capital  Bishkek, researched by Azizbek Dzanaliev, has contributed to better streetlight in the capital. He has reported, that several officials tried to prevent him from completing the investigation.
But after the publication of the investigation in the local daily Vetcherniy Bishkek, the officials paid attention ... Read More »

Riot Victims Now Face Corruption

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Ethnic riots in the Kyrgyz city of Osh in June 2010 left a lot of people homeless. Victims who suffered from the riots were promised new housing. Now, two and half year later, many of them are still waiting. But that is not all.
Scoop-supported journalist Gulzat Gaziyeva has investigated the subject and found, that people ... Read More »

Bishkek City Suffers with Bad Streetlights

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Lack of money and streetlamps of questionable quality characterizes illumination – or lack of same – in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek. But a lot can be done.
Better management and transparent purchasing policies are just some of the posibilities, shows SCOOP-supported investigation made by Azizbek Dzanaliev  and Bolot Satarkulov.
Read the original investigation in Vecherny Bishkek and ... Read More »

Child-workers who don’t officially exist

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Child labour is officially forbidden in Kyrgyzstan. But that doesn’t mean that it does not exist. SCOOP supported reporter Maksat Osmonaliyev went undercover as a porter in the Dyikan Bazaar in the Kyrgysz capital Bishkek and found out, that child labour is flourishing in the capital. Especially children from poor families are exploited by people ... Read More »

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