Zukhra Iakupbaeva is an independent journalist and researcher based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and a Kyrgyzstan correspondent for EurasiaNet.org. She worked for The Conway Bulletin regional newspaper from 2015 to 2017. Zukhra holds a BA degree in Political Science from the American University of Central Asia. She works as a Programme Manager at the Archa Initiative foundation, which works to preserve Bishkek’s Botanical Garden.
Central Asia’s Koreans in Korea: There and (Mostly) Back Again
Central Asia's Korean population is looking to South Korea for fast money, but not for long-term living.
Tree cutting and pollution in Bishkek: to the last breath?
While the leaders of Kyrgyzstan’s capital insist on removing the city’s greenery, local groups are trying to stop it.
Minorities in Kyrgyzstan: changed by revolution
Kyrgyzstan’s two revolutions have been followed by violence and discrimination against the country’s minorities.