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IWPR holds regular trainings for students and journalists from across Central Asia, with their materials published in Russian and national languages on the analytical platform CABAR.asia and in English for international readers on iwpr.net . Articles by IWPR reporters cover current events andsignificant trends that affect the lives of people in the whole Central Asian region.

Tajik Experts: The Attack on Border Post Is Unlikely to Affect Relations with Uzbekistan

An unknown group carried out an attack on the Tajik border crossing checkpoint “Ishkobod” is located near the border with Uzbekistan. The incident occurred on the night of November 6, Tajikistan’s Constitution Day.
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07.11.19
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Declarations of Tajik Officials: Who Should Audit Them?

In Tajikistan, over the last three years, public officials are submitting assets and income declarations. Officials themselves believe that these declarations have to be verified. Experts state that this procedure is useless without declarations being publishing. (more…)

05.11.19
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Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border: Toward Friendship through Football

A football match was held in the Kyrgyzstan village of Samarkandek, Batken region, between the young people from boundary villages of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

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How Do Yaghnobi People Live? A Report from the Remote Area of Tajikistan

There is no hospital in the Yaghnob Valley, and the elementary school is only up to the fourth grade. In October, the roads already are covered with snow and communication with the “big land” is lost for six months. The Yaghnobi people live here. They have preserved the ancient Iranian language, a direct descendant of Sogdian.
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Interfaith marriages in Tajikistan: all is possible if you are in love

Different religions should not become the obstacles to marriage, as religious scholars and representatives of clergy say. The main thing that matters is mutual respect and following the traditions of both sides.
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08.10.19
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Tajik Authorities Do Not Hasten to Return Children Brought from Iraq

The authorities want to be certain that these children will not constitute a public danger in the future.
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07.10.19
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Kyrgyz-Tajik Border Conflict: Mutual Concessions Needed

Residents of border areas of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are doomed to live in an atmosphere of onerous conflicts unless the leaders of the two countries have political will to finally settle this issue, according to experts.
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17.09.19
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The lawsuit against Tajik bloggers: who is a victim and who is scared?

Tajik bloggers, creators of the resonant video about sex workers in Dushanbe, say they did not think about the consequences. Now they are waiting for the trial, and experts say that its result may lead to increasing self-censorship among bloggers.
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05.09.19
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School education: Tajik parents prefer Russian-language schools

Why even now, dozens of years after gaining independence, parents in Tajikistan choose Russian-language schools for their children?
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02.09.19
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In Tajikistan, youth perceive atheists as enemies of religion

Back in 30s in Tajikistan there was a “Society of the Atheists,” freely operating and clearly enjoying state support. But now atheists, because of the agressive reaction of society, prefer to stay low and quiet. (more…)

28.08.19
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China’s Debtbook Diplomacy: Experts Discussed Beijing’s Role in Central Asia

Tajikistan, due to the growth of the debt to China, is among the eight most vulnerable countries, according to an expert from the United States. Tajik analysts believe that this tendency pos..

cabar.asia 12.11.19
IWPR Trained GBAO Religious Leaders on Media Literacy

More than 80 religious leaders completed trainings conducted by IWPR in partnership with the Committee of Religion, Regulation of National Traditions, Celebrations and Ceremonies under the G..

cabar.asia 10.10.19
Central Asian Audience Receives News from Social Media and Messengers – IWPR Research

An in-depth survey of more than 4,000 Internet users in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan explains how the online audience receives information and what its preferenc..

cabar.asia 30.09.19