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Kabar (news agency)

Kabar or Kyrgyz National News Agency Kabar is the official news agency of Kyrgyzstan.[1][2] It is the oldest news agency in the country.

Agency overview
JurisdictionGovernment of Kyrgyzstan
Agency executives
  • Kubanichbek Tabaldiyev, Director General
  • Kuban Abdymen, Director

History and profileEdit

The agency was launched in 1937 under the name of KyrTAG which became a state-run news agency and was renamed as KyrgyzKabar in 1992.[3] Three years later it was named as the Kyrgyz National Agency for Telecommunications and Information Administration Kabar.[3] In 2001, it was renamed as the Kyrgyz National News Agency Kabar.[3]

Kabar is headquartered in Bishkek.[4] The director general of the agency is Kubanichbek Tabaldiyev[3] and the director is Kuban Abdymen.[4] The agency signed a cooperation agreement with Trend International News Agency of Azerbaijan on 8 November 2013.[3] Kabar is a member of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA).[5]


  1. ^ "Kyrgyzstan News Sites". World Newspapers. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  2. ^ Laurence Mitchell (2008). Kyrgyzstan: The Bradt Travel Guide. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 75. ISBN 978-1-84162-221-7. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Trend News Agency, Kabar Kyrgyz Agency sign partnership agreement". Trend. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  4. ^ a b Kuban Abdymen (23 December 2013). "Kyrgyzstan's accession into Customs Union unrealistic in near future". Global Times. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  5. ^ K. M. Shrivastava (2007). News Agencies from Pigeon to Internet. Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. p. 269. ISBN 978-1-932705-67-6. Retrieved 24 January 2014.