Analytical materials


“Since the time of Independence, it is for the first time that a systematic work is being carried out to improve the quality of religious education; attempts are being made to reform religious studies; researches are being conducted on the religious situation in the country and the causes of radicalization of individuals”, – expert opinion of Indira Aslanova, specially for, as to what questions on religious issues should be given priority.


“Uzbek institutions can be viewed as examples of crony capitalism (capitalism to benefit one’s own close allies). This model is divorced from reality. There is no intellectual foundation and no open discussion between experts or political and economic circles on how to adapt to the demands of modernity,” – Rafael Sattarov, an independent political analyst, sheds light on the idiosyncrasies of Uzbekistan’s economic model in this exclusive.

Investigative reporting


The wholesale meat trade on the Osh Bazaar does not meet hygienic standards and this is even admitted by specialists and workers on the market. Average buyers do not have the opportunity to see with their own eyes the conditions under which the delivery, processing and distribution is done because the wholesale market starts work from 3:00 am.  The retail trade wherein most customers buy their products differs significantly from the wholesale trade.


Another building in the southern capital built by the state directorate for the reconstruction of Osh and Jalal-Abad begins to dilapidate. Inhabitants of the multi apartment house which was constructed for blind and deaf people and was only recently given up for rent have complained about the destruction of walls and the poor work done on the sewerage.

The women, who have left country on earnings, become vulnerable doubly. In the report, “The women and children from Kyrgyzstan are involved in migration” noted that in increasing frequency the Kyrgyz women, which are going abroad, get to sexual slavery.

 Tajikistan intends to liquidate in the country extreme poverty until 2030 and to double the share of middle class. Nevertheless, many analysts call such forecast scenario, rather desirable, than realistic. More details in the material IWPR.

The followers of the banned Salafi movement in the country – a fundamentalist trend of Islam in favor of a return to first principles and teachings of Islam and reject the introduction to Islam elements of other religions and philosophies.

Until today, the Internet is the most important instrument of socialization. Children, have forced out from their life forms of social and physical activity such as reading books, walking in the fresh air, games at the playground. 

IWPR Reporting Central Asia


Central Asians vie for ownership of a much-loved dish. There is an old Uzbek saying, “If you’re rich, eat plov; if you’re poor, eat plov.”


Action finally taken following radio story on their decades-long wait. A Tajik family who had been waiting to be rehoused for more than 30 years has been promised new accommodation following the broadcast of an IWPR programme about their plight.

Events of bureau


The representative office of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting in Tajikistan in collaboration with the public organization “Office for Civil Liberties” and Ombudsman Office in Tajikistan conducted another roundtable “The rights of the servicemen” in Devashtich district (former Gonchi district) of Sughd region of Tajikistan with the support of the European Union and the government of Norway.