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Articles by Damira Umetbaeva

Support young scholars and teachers in Kyrgyzstan
Monday, 10 Dec, 2012 – 1:00 | No Comment

Here are two initiatives to help economically disadvantaged but intellectually-gifted students in our country that are being carried about by Kyrgyzstani youth in partnership with friends from overseas:
The Mary Schweitzer Scholarship for undergraduate students of …

Who controls the image of rural Kyrgyzstan?
Thursday, 6 Dec, 2012 – 17:33 | 9 Comments
Who controls the image of rural Kyrgyzstan?

A recent photo-report published on Facebook and Ferghana.ru has caused a furor in Kyrgyzstan about the conditions of the country’s rural poor. But according to guest blogger Damira Umetbaeva, it also raises difficult and important ethical questions about the nature of the photo-report itself.