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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.

Turkmenistan’s Covid-19 Policy: Secrecy and Denial

The regime insists the country is virus-free, but experts warn of an impending crisis. (more…)

“Seeking a Job”: How Coronavirus Affected Migrants from Central Asia

The quarantine and economic recession in Russia can become a time bomb for Central Asia, according to experts.

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01.04.20
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Caspian Cooperation as a Way to Solve Economic Problems of Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan is now in vital need of extra resources, but according to experts it will be hard to get them. 
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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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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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History of Vaccines: From Shamans To Halal Vaccines

An avalanche of vaccine refusals, and consequently the measles outbreak in Central Asia is only a part of a global trend observed by doctors and researchers across the globe. According to the estimates of WHO experts, in 2018 the number of diseases caused by vaccine refusals increased by 30 per cent. This led to the death of over 100 thousand people, the majority of which were unvaccinated children.
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Latin Alphabet for Kazakhstan: Turkification, Westernisation or Useless Initiative?

By 2025, five out of six Turkic-speaking countries will be using Latin alphabet. It’s the year when Kazakhstan will switch from Cyrillic to Latin alphabet.
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Central Asia: 10 Year Challenge

What has changed in Central Asian states since 2009?
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23.01.19
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Ashgabat’s Immaculate White Marble Façade

Grand architecture aims to reinforce national identity, but the human reality is different. The Turkmen capital Ashgabat stretches out in an expanse of opulent white marble palaces, government buildings, golden domes and carefully manicured parks.

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07.07.16
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Ashgabat's Immaculate White Marble Façade

Grand architecture aims to reinforce national identity, but the human reality is different. The Turkmen capital Ashgabat stretches out in an expanse of opulent white marble palaces, government buildings, golden domes and carefully manicured parks.

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IWPR activities in Central Asia

CABAR.asia Online Events Digest

Despite external circumstances, June was intensive and productive. The IWPR Central Asia team continues to hold educational and expert meetings and to develop the media community in Kazakhst..

CABAR.asia 09.07.20
IWPR Expert Meeting “The State Budget of Tajikistan During the Pandemic: Problems and Solutions”

It is too early to assess the impact of the pandemic on the Tajik economy. However, it is already possible to predict the nearest future of the country’s economy...

CABAR.asia 07.07.20
IWPR Organized an Online Discussion on “The Problem of Public Administration Efficiency in Kazakhstan During the Global Pandemic”

On June 26, 2020, an online meeting was held on the topic "The problem of public administration efficiency in Kazakhstan during the global pandemic." The discussion was held by the repr..

CABAR.asia 02.07.20