EUCAM Policy Brief no. 38, June 2023
Russian propaganda is dominating the media landscape in Kyrgyzstan, stirring anti-Western sentiment, promoting Russian narratives about its war in Ukraine, and emphasising Kyrgyzstan’s dependence on Russia. This policy brief outlines the scope of Russian propaganda, discusses its narrative, and assesses how it is perceived by the Kyrgyz people. It urges action by the Kyrgyz authorities, donors, journalists, civil society, and researchers.
This policy brief, authored by Rashid Gabdulhakov, is based on a full report (available soon) on Russian propaganda in Kyrgyzstan by the Institute of War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) in cooperation with the EUCAM programme of the Centre for European Security Studies (CESS).