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Freedom of speech. President's decision gives hope

Media expert Kaiyrgul Urumkanova commented on the decision of the President Sooronbai Jeenbekov to withdraw material claims to 24.kg news agency.

«This is a good start to his work. One should not start with resentment, even over the loved ones, not to mention those people who are under his jurisdiction. This is an entire country, and the head of state understands: this is a scale and not some little resentment over an agency that wrote information about him,» she said.

«The president made the right decision. In fact, he is in a difficult situation, when a huge number of not only problems, but also grievances have been inherited. And it’s very good that Sooronbai Jeenbekov made the wise decision not to argue with the press. He has six years to work and build human relations not only with other layers of society, but also with the media in the first place,» added Kaiyrgul Urumkanova.

I am pleased with the progress towards the development of freedom of speech. These are small steps, but they began. The President not only withdrew the claim, his decision says that he is really a supporter of democracy.

Kaiyrgul Urumkanova

The expert does not exclude and believes that Sooronbai Jeenbekov will meet Kabay Karabekov, the author of the article «Visit to Sochi. The Kremlin will once again be explained why the successor is good?» published on the website of the 24.kg news agency on September 11, 2017.

«The most important thing is that there is progress,» Kaiyrgul Urumkanova summed up.