Journalist Ulan Egizbaev from RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz service, known locally as Radio Azattyk, won second place for “Best Materials Published on the Internet” in the “Access to Justice” competition. The contest honors outstanding human rights and public service reporting and is organized by Kyrgyzstan’s Public Union of Journalists and the United Nations Development Program.
Egizbaev was awarded for three investigative works investigating human rights: “Are human rights defenders ‘foreign agents’?” “Shahida Spent Five Years in Prison, Lost Her Health, Then Was Acquitted,” and “Watch This Disabled Boy’s World Change in Two Minutes.”
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