>>So, before we move on, why is this newssheet called The Conway Bulletin?
The newssheet 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 newssheet wanted to capture.
>>Interesting. What is this newssheet and how does it cover Central Asia and the South Caucasus?
Headquartered in London since it was established in September 2010, The Conway Bulletin maintains correspondents in all eight countries of Central Asia and the South Caucasus. That’s Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia.
The Conway Bulletin’s editor is James Kilner, a British journalist who has been living in and reporting from this region since 2001 mainly for Reuters, the Daily Telegraph and other international media groups. The Conway Bulletin has its editorial HQ in Almaty and has been producing a weekly newssheet on the region since Sept. 2010.
>>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 newssheets.
>>And what’s with the 1-page newssheet format?
That’s important. The Conway Bulletin writes easily digestible newssheets which aim to give the busy reader an insightful overview of the situation in a 4-minute read. The 1-page format is perfect at delivering this.
And besides, it’s an expanding operation. As well as The Conway Bulletin’s main newssheet, there is now a weekly newssheet covering Kazakhstan and another on Azerbaijan. There is also a monthly look at the region from a street-level perspective called Correspondents’ Notebook.
>>So, there is plenty to choose from?
Yes. It’s currently free, but from the second half of this year we will have to charge a small amount. There will be three subscription options. It’s all very affordable but more details on that on the subscription page.
There will also be a searchable archive which will hold hundreds 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 and its sister website silkroadintelligencer.com 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 email@example.com.
As for mail, please direct it to:
The Conway Bulletin
12 Melcombe Place
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.