IWPR conducted trainings for Central Asian reporters on conflict-sensitive journalism focused on religions
After the training, journalists will be writing their materials for their media and analytical platform CABAR.asia (more…)
A journalist based in Tashkent, Louiza Atabayeva, was wearing a headscarf for a week and told what it was like to hold business meetings, travel by underground, meet boyfriend’s friends and hear personal insults when you wear a headscarf.
On January 31, 2019, IWPR Tajikistan hosted an expert meeting “Sinology in Tajikistan: Who Should Study It and Why?”. The experts, representatives of analytical centers, young political scientists and journalists discussed the status and problems of sinology in Tajikistan and made a list of recommendation for development of this field of Tajik science.
«Uzbekistan’s foreign policy under Mirziyoyev follows the course set by Karimov in 2012 and will continue to do so at least for the next 5 years. There any many changes that are indeed significant, but they mostly refer to how Uzbekistan goes about achieving its foreign policy objectives rather than what those objectives are», – independent researcher Nurbek Bekmurzaev notes in his article written specifically for the analytical platform CABAR.asia.
In civil aviation, an Open Skies policy means liberalisation and ease of access and rules of use of national airports for foreign airlines. It is joined in order to increase the tourist flow and to develop the potential as a regional air hub.
The topic of “open skies” from the air carriage industry in recent years has increasingly begun to sound both in the media and in the lobbies of the governments of Central Asian countries. The reason for the actualization of this issue is the national interests of each of the states of the region on the development of the domestic aviation industry to increase revenues, increase trade, develop tourism and attract foreign investments.
The latest tendencies indicate that the reforms in the agricultural sector are taking place as promised but the attitude of the government officials toward the farmers have not changed much. The government representatives be they senior Cabinet ministers or local prosecutors are still violating farmers’ rights at will while denigrating treatment and blaming farmers for everything that goes wrong during the harvesting season are still the norm of the day.
IWPR Tajikistan hosted online conference “Situation in Gorno-Badakhshan: External Perspective”. The leading experts of analytical and research centers of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, political scientists and journalists discussed the situation in Tajik Badakhshan and suggested their vision of the possible solutions to existing problems. (more…)