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.

Kazakhstan Wants to Increase Liability for Theft of Cattle

Every year 26 cattle theft cases happen in the country and only half of them, at best, are being returned to the owners.


Disposal Fee in Kazakhstan: No Ecology, Just Business

The disposal fee, which is qualified in all documents as environmental indulgence, has been openly recognised in the country as a barrier to imports.

People Without Religion. Number of Atheists Grows in Kazakhstan.

According to studies, over 10 years the number of those who consider themselves atheists in Kazakhstan has tripled.


Kazakhstan: Google and Mozilla will block national security certificate

Developers of Google and Mozilla Firefox plan to implement protections from  Kazakhstan’s governmental security certificate so as  not to compromise users’ personal data.


Kazakhstan: The Art of Balance between China and Society

The trial over the rights activist of ethnic Kazakhs in China has shown that the authorities of Kazakhstan have to swim between Beijing and public opinion for the second time last year.

Why Kazakhstan Introduces Additional Pension Contributions?

According to entrepreneurs, this forces their businesses to go below the radar and paying envelope salaries. (more…)


Numbers of Convicted for Inciting Hatred Increase in Kazakhstan

They are listed as extremists and even after release those convicted under article 174 of the Criminal Code encounter severe barriers to employment and earnings.

Towards “New Life” with Old Templates: Three Pastors of Protestant Church Convicted in Kazakhstan

In Kazakhstan, the state “defeated” a large protestant church “New Life”. Three pastors were found guilty on a series of charges based on the collection of alms.

Bullying in Schools of Kazakhstan: The Age of Bullies Gets Younger

According to experts, Kazakhstan has neither a thought-out anti-bullying policy, nor a protocol of response to bullying at schools.


Board of (Dis)trust. What Went Wrong in the National Board of Public Trust of Kazakhstan?

The National Board of Public Trust established by president Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev after his victory in elections will start working in August. Some see it as a great advantage noting that the new head of state is going to regain the trust of the people. Some see a canny move in it to get the protesting voters back from the streets and retain his legitimacy after the criticism by international observers at presidential elections.



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