The team

The team consists of professional journalists with rich experience in covering various socially significant topics in social, economic, political, cultural and other spheres of life.

Yaroslav Tartykov – journalist, fact-checker, investigator, editor. Graduate of the TRACK School of Investigative Journalism. Co-author of a number of high-profile journalistic investigations.


Asel Sooronbaeva – journalist, media trainer. Graduate of the TRACK School of Investigative Journalism, the Internews Data Journalism Fellowship, the School of Analytical Journalism of the, an online workshop for media critics from Central Asia. Editor of the Kyrgyz version of Co-author of a number of investigative journalism and data articles. Conducted dozens of trainings on fact-checking, data journalism, and media information literacy.


Elizaveta Umurzakova – in journalism since 2013. Economic journalist, investigator, data journalist. Writes complex things in simple language. She worked for such media outlets as Akchabar, Economist, Politmer. Graduated from the School of Investigative Journalism of the Author of a number of high-profile investigations.


Argen Kamaldinov – in journalism since 2015. Journalist, fact-checker, investigator.