AKIpress news agency

AKIpress News Agency is the first independent news agency in the Kyrgyz Republic. It is based in Bishkek, the capital city of the Kyrgyz Republic. The agency is commercially focused: AKIpress earns money from paid access to archives and from the sale of advertising space on its websites. The online news website is in Russian, Kyrgyz and English. The agency's websites publish daily between 500 and 700 news stories about the latest developments in Kyrgyzstan, including political, economic, social, scientific, cultural, diplomatic and sports news. Working mode is 24 hours a day.

TypeNews agency
Legal statusactive
Purposeprovide news and analytical materials
HeadquartersBishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Parent organization
AKI Kyrgyzstan


The domain[1] was registered on 19 June 2000. The site of the first ever independent news agency AKIpress began functioning after a testing period.

In 2002, the agency opened the first independent press center in the Kyrgyz Republic.

AKIpress news agency marked its 10th anniversary in 2010[2]


Over years, the news agency has developed 25 products in total, from news and analytical products to who is who among statesmen and companies, video portal, entertainment and classifieds.

Currently AKIpress has a number of subsidiary information sites, including the economic edition Tazabek, the regional news portal Turmush, the news site "Reporter", the criminal news site "Svodka", as well as "Sport AKIpress", "Culture", "Healthcare", etc. The agency has a full English version - AKIpress news agency (English).

In 2007, with the participation of AKIpress, the Central Asian news service CA-News was established to cover news from the countries of the Central Asian region.

AKIpress also supports the youth entertainment website Limon.kg and video service BulBul.kg.


In the autumn of 2016, the number of unique users exceeded 2 million[3] per month for the first time, according to Google Analytics data. The following year, AKIpress saw significant growth in its audience again. According to Google Analytics, over 15 million unique users visited AKIpress' websites in the first 11 months of 2017 and the total number of page views exceeded 222 million[4]. At the same time, the daily audience on weekdays is at least 200,000 people (during the presidential elections in October 2017, this figure was 312,000 people).

Social networksEdit

AKIpress is actively represented in popular social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. As of October 1, 2019, the number of Facebook followers on the AKIpress account (facebook.com/akipress) was 110,000[5].

The followers of the AKIpress Twitter account (twitter.com/akipress) reached 58 thousand. The total number of tweets viewed per year exceeds 7.4 million[6].

The @akipress channel in the Telegram messenger (t.me/akipress) has more than 3.5 thousand subscribers.

AKIpress has the largest audience in social networks in Instagram (instagram.com/akipress) - as of October 1, 2019 there are 450 thousand followers[7]. At the same time, the most popular posts of AKIpress received more than 500,000 impressions.


Alina Saginbayeva is the Director General of AKIpress News Agency[8].


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