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.

Unaffordable Education: Only One of 10 Applicants Can Be Admitted to Uzbek Universities

This year universities have extended only 110,095 quotas, while over a million of applicants have applied for universities.

(more…)

Uzbekistan Increases Penalties for Animal Cruelty

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

(more…)

10.07.19
More

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.
(more…)

02.07.19
More

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.
(more…)

Uzbek Officials Consider Imposing Taxes on Bloggers

The latter are fine with it, but they doubt the initiative will be implemented effectively.
(more…)

20.06.19
More

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.
(more…)

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.
(more…)

03.06.19
More

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.
(more…)

“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.
(more…)

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. 
(more…)

16.04.19
More

Multimedia

IWPR activities in Central Asia

IWPR in Tajikistan Promotes Involvement of Local Communities in Work to Reduce the Growth of Radicalism and Extremism among Youth

Local communities on the southern borders of Tajikistan with Afghanistan, in the region named after Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadoni (the former Moscow region) discussed the situation with the growth..

cabar.asia 02.09.19
With Training by Cabar.Asia Mediaschool, Tutors of the Journalism Faculties of Tajikistan’s University Brought to Date Their New Media Knowledge

Supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan and country universities, 21 journalism tutors took part in an intensive training conducted on August 20-25...

cabar.asia 30.08.19
Activists in the Kushonien region, in the south of Tajikistan, discussed ways of solving the problems of radicalization and religious tolerance

The reasons for the radicalization of youth and ways to solve these problems were discussed on August 21 in the Kushonien district, Khatlon region, one of the most affected by the departure..

cabar.asia 23.08.19