The Committee to Protect Journalists urges the Central Election Commission of Kyrgyzstan to allow news agencies to participate in the elections coverage.
“Banning any news media from covering a crucial event such as an election is unbecoming of any country that aspires to be regarded as a democracy,” the Europe and Central Asia program coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists, Nina Ognianova, told 24.kg news agency commenting on the CEC Decision to deprive local news agencies of an accreditation.
“We call on the Central Election Commission of Kyrgyzstan to allow all information sources, including those working online, to participate in the election coverage,” stated Nina Ognianova.
Recall, on July 21 the CEC approved the Decision banning all local news agencies to participate in the campaigning which begins September 25 and will end on October 29.
Full Article: eng.24.kg.