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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.

Events in Belarus: Reaction in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

According to experts, the authorities and people track the protests in Belarus, but each country is distinctly specific. (more…)

20.10.20
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Kazakhstan: Emergency Triggered Witch-Hunting

Instead of the criminal article “Slander” transferred to the Code of Administrative Offenses in Kazakhstan, the journalists, bloggers and civil activists are now accused on alternative charges.

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Students from Central Asia Cannot Get Back to Study in Russia

The pandemic has changed the teaching process in all countries in the world. Many students cannot continue studying at universities due to closed borders. Students from Central Asia who study in Russia have encountered this situation, too. (more…)

16.09.20
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Rural Youth of Central Asia: Searching for a Better Life

The lack of opportunities in the countryside pushes many young Central Asians to move to the cities, and then, abroad to labour migration. Very few remain in the rural areas. (more…)

15.09.20
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Only After Finishing School: Kazakhstan Introduced New Requirement for the Adoption of Children

Now, the potential adoptive parents must attend the school for adoptive parents. This measure is expected to reduce the number of children returning to orphanages and reduce social orphanhood in general. (more…)

Kazakhstan: Were the Billions of Dollars Effectively Spent on Countering COVID-19?

The coronavirus pandemic cost all countries a lot. Kazakhstan spent almost $13 billion on countering COVID-19, but the mass infection was not prevented. There was a shortage of medicines and hospital beds. (more…)

12.08.20
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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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Pandemic and Human Rights: Only Repressive System is Functioning in Kazakhstan

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, civil activists are being detained in Kazakhstan for peaceful actions and posts on Facebook, and doctors who tell about the problems with supplies in hospitals are intimidated and fired from job. (more…)

03.08.20
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“Coronavirus” Bonuses to Health Workers in Kazakhstan: Will Be or Won’t Be

Kazakhstan suspended additional payments to health workers who are involved in the struggle against coronavirus despite the fact that the situation in the country got worse significantly.

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Kazakhstan: No Medicines, Hospital Admission Only Through Connections

In early March, the authorities predicted three thousand coronavirus infected patients in Kazakhstan. Today, there are over 50 thousand infected in the country already. There is a shortage of hospital beds in Kazakh hospitals. Patients are placed in the corridors. Not everyone is admitted, only those under 60. (more…)

20.07.20
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IWPR activities in Central Asia

IWPR Organized Panel On “Kyrgyzstan’s Post-election Crisis: Causes, Subtleties and Seeking Solutions”

On October 13, 2020, IWPR organized an online panel entitled "Kyrgyzstan’s Post-election Crisis: Causes, Subtleties and Seeking Solutions."..

CABAR.asia 15.10.20
CABAR.asia Online Events Digest_September

September was remarkable for its special mood and "presence effect". We held one-week intensive course for 30+ young experts from the region and the first round of the Kilogram of Conten..

CABAR.asia 08.10.20
Is It Easy to Be Young? IWPR Held an Expert Meeting on Youth Policy in Tajikistan

“Is It Easy to Be Young? The New Faces in the Politics and Economy of Tajikistan” was the topic of the online expert meeting by IWPR Central Asia on September 30...

CABAR.asia 07.10.20