Boing Boing reader Paul says,
This is regarding the article you posted today on Kyrgyz .gov hijacking news websites. The article stated that there is a lack of foreign correspondents (true) and public access to the internet. As far as I know the Kyrgyz government has been progressive with public internet access and when I was there a year and half ago they had modern computers running XP with available peripheral devices such as scanners in the post office of nearly every town (including small towns of a few thousand people).
For recent pictures "on the ground" pictures from the Coalition for Democracy and Civil Society see here, blog photos here, Muslim Uzbekistan (AP/Reuters) photos here.
The best Kyrgyz blog would probably be: registan.net , also http://blog.kz/.
For Peace Corps blogs: kyrgyzstankid.blogspot.com/ , kyrgyzsean.blogspot.com/, courtneycalvin.blogspot.com/,kumys.com, charlesinkyrgyzstan.blogspot.com/
And a plug for a good friend who keeps me up-to-date from slightly less volatile Azerbaijan (Caustic Commentary From The Caucasus) - carpetblog.blogspot.com/
Previously on Boing Boing -- Report: Kyrgyzstan government hijacking news websites
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