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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.

Every Tenth Kazakhstani Has No Access to Clean Water

This was stated back in 2018 at the parliament hearings of Mazhilis. One year later, the situation did not change – about two million people still need quality drinking water. (more…)

24.01.20
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Countering Extremism in Kazakhstan: Where Do They Waste Millions?

According to experts, the programme of countering religious extremism and terrorism in Kazakhstan does not take into account the fact that the process of involvement into radical ideology across the country has some social and psychological origins.

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16.01.20
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Will Kazakhstan Take a New Approach to Fighting Extremists?

With new president Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, Kazakhstan has seen minimum progress regarding people persecuted for their political and religious beliefs. The global community tries to make their contribution to this progress. Nevertheless, “religious” trials never end, and it’s impossible to acquit persons charged with “extremism” and “terrorism”. (more…)

What Will 2019 be Remembered for by Central Asian Countries?

The year of 2019 was very intensive for Central Asian states. Let’s remember the most important events of the departing year according to the materials of CABAR.asia journalists.

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27.12.19
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Infographics: Why China Invests in Kazakhstan?

According to experts, Kazakhstan needs to use Chinese investments as a launching pad into diversification of national economy. 

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Protests in Kazakhstan: From Tariffs to Transition of Power

There’s no official statistics regarding the number of protests in Kazakhstan. Therefore, the only source of information is publications in the media and data provided by non-governmental organisations.
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16.12.19
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Rapes Classified as Grievous Crime in Kazakhstan

According to experts, the problem won’t be solved by toughened punishment only. It requires a complex approach.

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One Third of Kazakhstan Schools Have Outdoor Toilets Only

Until 2021, the akimats of cities and regions of Kazakhstan should totally eliminate outdoor school toilets and build them inside educational institutions. This decision was taken after a schoolgirl was raped in an outdoor toilet. 

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05.12.19
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Kazakhstan Evacuated 14 Kids from Iraq

Kazakhstani diplomats organised the humanitarian action by order of the country’s leadership and by requests of kids’ mothers and relatives.
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29.11.19
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Kazakhstan May Introduce Compulsory Insurance against Medical Errors

In Kazakhstan, the government allocates billions of dollars every year to the public health system, yet the quality of medical services leaves much to be desired.

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28.11.19
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IWPR Is Looking for Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

To monitor and evaluate the project “Development of New Media and Digital Journalism”, the IWPR regional office in Central Asia is looking for country M&E specialists (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz..

cabar.asia 22.01.20
IWPR and CABAR.asia Media School Publish Research of Online News Consumption

The research was part of the Development of New Media and Digital Journalism in Central Asia Project funded by the Government of the United Kingdom with the purpose to find out how people re..

cabar.asia 21.01.20
The Methods of Countering Extremism on the Internet Discussed in Dushanbe

On December 12-13, IWPR Tajikistan together with the Committee of Religion, Regulation of Traditions, Celebrations and Ceremonies under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and The P..

cabar.asia 24.12.19