Kloop is Kyrgyzstan’s leading independent news outlet. With the support of the Prague Civil Society Centre, the organisation successfully launched a commercial department to bring in revenue through sponsored advertising content, marking a step towards greater sustainability for the outlet’s funding.
In Kyrgyzstan nearly half of all women are subject to violence with most instances going unpunished. Public Union Bishkek Feminist Initiatives launched a campaign to raise awareness and challenge the apathy of the authorities towards this issue.
Bektour Iskender, co-founder of the Kloop Media Foundation, explains his Prague Civil Society Centre Fellowship project, exploring when, why and how independent media outlets operate outside of their home countries.
A new series of animated videos, produced by one of our visual story-telling residents, has captured the attention of local media with its powerful images and stories focusing on the problem of bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan.
New aerial footage reveals the extent of the notorious Bishkek municipal dump. The film shows the scale of the 60 square kilometre site, the vast collection of waste, the people, vehicles and animals that prowl the land.