News from Central Asia & the South Caucasus

Independent-minded, incisive and committed to covering the news without bias, The Cental Asia & South Caucasus Bulletin has been reporting on the region stretching from the Pamir Mountains to the Black Sea since Sept. 2010.

It was formerly called The Conway Bulletin. Please excuse some of the legacy branding, we are in the process of updating the website and other issues.

The Bulletin aims to be the top independent weekly newspaper for the region. It has more correspondents and more experience reporting on Central Asia and the South Caucasus than any other independent regional newspaper.

It is now published in two sections. The 8-page front section covers political, general and macro-economic news and the 4 page Business News section covers business and the markets.

The Bulletin’s mission is to provide easy-to-read, relevant and thought-provoking news coverage of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. It is cost effective, comprehensive and read by major international companies, lawyers, government agencies, embassies, oil and gas firms and banks. The list keeps on growing.

Now included with a subscription to the Bulletin is access to the enhanced version of Central Asia’s daily newswire — the Silk Road Intelligencer — and its South Caucasus sister newswire — The Echo. And there is, of course, access to our fully searchable and fully tagged archive with over 8,000 stories.

If you want to understand Central Asia and the South Caucasus, read the Bulletin. Learn more about us >>



A bit more info on Central Asia & South Caucasus Bulletin

>>So, before we move on, why was the newspaper called The Conway Bulletin?
The newspaper took its original 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 aims to capture. The Bulletin retained the ‘Conway’ moniker until June 2017 when it was decided that we needed to promote the Bulletin’s regional coverage and we switched to ‘Central Asia & South Caucasus Bulletin’.

>>What is this Bulletin and how does it cover Central Asia and the South Caucasus?
Headquartered in Edinburgh, The 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.

>>So it clearly has a specialism, which is good, but what else does The Bulletin believe in?
Central to The Bulletin is its vision of journalism and treatment of the news. The Bulletin aims to provide unbiased, independent relevant and easily digestible coverage of Central Asia and the South Caucasus.

This is summed up in the Bulletin’s motto: “Independence, integrity, brevity”.

Of course, good journalism is irrelevant without context. Context underpins The Bulletin.

>>And who reads the Bulletin?
We have a diverse group of readers which includes major global financial institutions, energy companies, law firms, interested individuals, embassies.

There will also be a searchable archive which will hold thousands of stories written by The Bulletin. The data in this archive is searchable via tags and gives a detailed potted history of issues across the region. Perfect for targeted searches. It is a serious privately-owned archive focused specifically on Central Asia and the South Caucasus. And it is also available to all our subscribers.

>>This all sounds good. Who is the editor?
The editor and publisher of The 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 James at