>>So, before we move on, why is the newspaper called The Conway Bulletin?
The newspaper takes its name from Sir Martin Conway, a British mountaineer and explorer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was a pioneer and it is this undaunted, pioneering spirit that the newspaper wanted to capture.
>>Interesting. What is this newspaper and how does it cover Central Asia and the South Caucasus?
Headquartered in Edinburgh, The Conway Bulletin was established in September 2010. It maintains correspondents in all eight countries of Central Asia and the South Caucasus. That’s Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia.
>>I see. So it clearly has a specialism, which is good, but what else does The Conway Bulletin believe in?
Central to The Conway Bulletin is its vision of journalism and treatment of the news. The Conway Bulletin aims to provide unbiased, relevant and easily digestible coverage of Central Asia and the South Caucasus.
Of course good journalism is irrelevant without context. Context underpins The Conway Bulletin.
>>And what’s with the format?
This is important. The Conway Bulletin produces an easily digestible newspaper which aims to give the busy reader an insightful overview of the situation in a brief read. It used to be 1-page long but has now grown to 8-pages every week.
This keeps the balance between brevity and breadth — both essential components for a good, insightful read.
>>So, there is plenty to choose from?
Yes. We have a diverse group of readers which includes major global financial institutions, energy companies, law firms, interested individuals, embassies. The list continues.
There will also be a searchable archive which will hold thousands of stories written by The Conway Bulletin. The data in this archive will be searched via tags and will give a detailed potted history of issues across the region. Perfect for targeted searches.
>>This all sounds good. Who is the editor?
The editor and publisher of The Conway Bulletin is James Kilner. He has lived in and reported from the former Soviet Union since 2001. He’s been based in Kazakhstan as a correspondent twice, once from 2002-4 and again from 2011-12. Between 2006-9 James was based in Moscow.
James has reported from Central Asia and the South Caucasus for various mainstream and specialist newspapers and magazines. He was a staff correspondent with Reuters news agency from 2004-10 and Central Asia correspondent for the Daily Telegraph from 2011-12.
>>What are the contact details? I may want to get in touch on other issues.
Please do. You can email the editor on firstname.lastname@example.org.
As for mail, please direct it to:
The Conway Bulletin
1 St Colme Street
And just in case you were wondering, The Conway Bulletin is owned by Cross Fell ltd which is registered in England and Wales with company number 07551151.