IWPR Articles

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.

Uzbekistan Increases Penalties for Animal Cruelty

The penalty for killing, maiming and torturing is up to 70 dollars.

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10.07.19
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Why European Union Makes Afghanistan and Central Asia Closer?

Brussels places priority of security and peaceful Afghanistan as part of the new strategy of the European Union on interaction with the region.
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02.07.19
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Uzbekistan Prepares Second Operation to Return its Citizens Back from Syria

The first group of the returned – women and children – are being examined and treated in health resorts and medical facilities of the republic.
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Uzbek Officials Consider Imposing Taxes on Bloggers

The latter are fine with it, but they doubt the initiative will be implemented effectively.
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20.06.19
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Exchange of Tourists via Caspian Sea: Challenges and Prospects

The countries of Central Asia and South Caucasus don’t count on each other in terms of tourism and are pursuing a more aggressive campaign promoting their countries in non-CIS countries.
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Can Uzbekistan Attract Mass Tourists to Central Asia?

One of the most closed countries of former USSR opens doors to the rest of the world, but mass tourists don’t visit the region.
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03.06.19
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Uzbekistan: On the Way to Equality

Uzbekistan is the only state in Central Asian region, which doesn’t have a law on equal rights and opportunities for men and women. However, in late April the country submitted a draft law for public discussion. It has caused mixed reaction of people.
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“Stay Neutral.” Life of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Uzbekistan

There are more than 140 thousand residents in the town of Chirchik, Tashkent region, including 500 followers of the religious organisation, Jehovah’s Witnesses. They cannot get registered in any other town of Uzbekistan, therefore, the information about their exact number in the country is not available.
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Renovation in Uzbekistan: to Evict and Demolish

Demolition of ramshackle houses in Uzbekistan has led to the demolition of not only ramshackle houses, but also historical buildings. Violations of law, corruption and people’s anger have been increasingly reported. According to experts, renovation programme should involve not only officials and businesses, but also general public. 
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16.04.19
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Life of Adventists in Uzbekistan

Adventism in Uzbekistan appeared in 1905, at the times of Tsarist Russia, due to the religious families that moved here. Back in the 30s, during repressions, the Adventist branch was sent to Siberia. The followers of Adventism returned back to the country only in 1956.
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IWPR: Second School of Analytic Journalism CABAR.asia Has Come to an End

Central Asia-based journalists have been intensely trained and will further apply their skills in their editorial offices and on CABAR.asia analytical platform...

cabar.asia 10.07.19
IWPR: Central Asia-based Journalists Trained in Georgia

They are the most active participants of IWPR programme “School of Analytic Journalism CABAR.asia”...

cabar.asia 03.07.19
Participants of the CABAR.Asia School of Analytics Completed Their Internships In Georgia

From 10 to 21 June 2019, participants of the CABAR.asia School of Analytics had professional internships in the analytical centers of Georgia. The internship was organized by the IWPR O..

cabar.asia 27.06.19