Photoreport: Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan during the coronavirus pandemic

Asel Sultan 26.03.20

How Kazakhstanis and Kyrgyzstanis live in a state of emergency due to the spread of coronavirus infection.


Kazakhstan: The Reverse Side of Coronavirus

Today the world speaks about negative, already felt and expected, consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, the situation has positive sides, yet incommensurable. (more…)

IWPR research: social networks are an important source of news in Uzbekistan

cabar.asia 24.03.20

On February 24 in Tashkent, IWPR presented the results of research on how in Central Asia they read, watch and listen to the news on the Internet.


Kyrgyzstan: How Religious Communities Make Use of Modern Technologies?

Representatives of various religions are actively trying to use modern technologies. Progress of the means of communications provide a good opportunity to find new followers, to communicate with each other, to learn about other faiths and religions. 


Addressing non-tariff barriers between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan

“The permanent tension between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan over border closure is deeply rooted and goes beyond non-compliance of the EEU rules by each side,” researcher and analyst Konstantin Larionov notes in his article for CABAR.asia. (more…)

Oil, Coronavirus and Recession: What Awaits the National Currency of Kyrgyzstan?

The national currency of Kyrgyzstan has become cheaper in just two weeks of March for over 20 per cent against the American dollar. This is one of the worst indicators among EAEU countries. (more…)

Kyrgyzstan: Why Government Creates Regional Media Centres?

The ministry of culture, information and tourism of Kyrgyzstan creates multimedia centres in order to optimise regional media. Competitions have been announced to fill the vacancies of general directors of regional media centres and heads of media centres in Chui and Dzhalal Abad regions have been already appointed. (more…)

5-Stan Podcast: How Local Elections Might Affect Parliamentary Elections in Kyrgyzstan?

cabar.asia 20.03.20

How local elections might affect parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan? Will the elections be postponed due to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic? On pro-government parties, the political landscape, and new technologies in the CABAR.asia podcast.


Inga Sikorskaya: It Is Necessary to Foster Independent Journalism

cabar.asia 19.03.20

Inga Sikorskaya, media expert and the Director of the research organization School of Peacemaking and Media Technology in Central Asia, in CABAR.asia interview spoke about freedom of speech and hate speech, about the struggle for an independent media and challenges that journalists face. (more…)

The Transit of Power in Kazakh Way: Year One

«What did the first transit year bring with it? The management system is being rebuilt and becoming more complicated, the elite is harmonizing in new realities, and processes have begun to go to institutions,» – mentioned political observer Baurzhan Tolegenov, in an article written specifically for CABAR.asia.