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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.

Kyrgyzstan: Official Figures of Adoption Do Not Reflect Real Situation

Every year, nearly 700 Kyrgyzstanis adopt a child. These figures are official, but, according to experts, this figure is much higher. Very often, family members try to avoid bureaucracy and adopt children illegally. 

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“Rented As a Furniture”. The Migrants from Central Asia Are the Majority of Those Enslaved in Russia

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis, experts predict a new wave of the forced labor slavery in Russia. (more…)

10.08.20
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Kyrgyzstan: Number of Covid-19 Cases in Issyk Kul Region is Rising

Despite the epidemic, the shores of Issyk Kul are full of visitors. Also, the number of coronavirus cases is rising. (more…)

Kyrgyzstan: Tough Fight against Covid-19 and Pneumonia

The number of bearers of coronavirus and pneumonia has increased sharply since the beginning of summer in Kyrgyzstan. A range of activists and experts are confident that pneumonia is directly related to Covid-19. After the criticism by the public and recommendations given by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the authorities of the republic joined the statistical data and now the country tops the sad rankings of the number of cases and deaths from coronavirus. (more…)

27.07.20
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Kyrgyzstan: Human Rights Activist’s Fate Depends on the Public

 Initiation of a criminal case and arrest of human rights activists Kamil Ruziev drew public response in the civil society of Kyrgyzstan. His colleagues believe security agencies will act in the case of the human rights activist depending on the public reaction. (more…)

26.06.20
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Divorce and Alimony: What Do Women in Kyrgyzstan Struggle for in Courts?

The most widespread lawsuits that women in Kyrgyzstan file are divorce and recovery of alimony payments. They make 85 per cent of all family cases at bar.
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Experts: Parents Should Be Very Careful During Lockdown

Forced self-isolation during the coronavirus fight is a challenge for both parents and children. Psychologists call on parents to show patience and develop a new tactics of relations with children in this period. (more…)

23.06.20
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Coronavirus puts Tajik-Kyrgyz border negotiations on hold

As the number of clashes and conflicts increases, the local population on both sides demands from their authorities more active and effective work in resolving disputes along the border.

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19.06.20
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(Non)-Secular Kyrgyzstan or Compliance with Equal Attitude Principles in Republic

The Constitution of Kyrgyzstan has it that religion does not interfere in public administration, yet this principle does not always apply. 

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IWPR activities in Central Asia

CABAR.asia Online Events Digest_July

The IWPR Central Asia team continues to work online with a particular attention on building the capacity of the region's media community. We believe this is critical to mobilize resources fo..

CABAR.asia 05.08.20
IWPR Central Asia and CABAR.asia Held Online Training on Fundamentals of Journalistic Investigation

Journalists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan took part in the four-day training...

CABAR.asia 04.08.20
CABAR.asia Online Events Digest_June

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