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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.

Despite the reforms meant to expand civil liberties announced by the president of Kazakhstan, the freedom of speech situation did not become any better in 2020. According to the ‘Adil Soz’ freedom of speech fund, 12 attacks on journalists took place in 2020, and 25 employees of media outlets, bloggers and activists were detained for expressing their views.

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22.03.21
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From household tasks to labour rights, the pandemic has aggravated endemic gender inequality. (more…)

In 2020, 63 criminal cases under article 146 “Torture” of the Criminal Code were registered in Kazakhstan, according to the Legal Statistics and Special Records Committee of the General Prosecutor’s Office. Only 11 of them were brought to court.

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Authorities will have to overcome anti-vaccine sentiment to implement digitised schemes. (more…)

The Tajik court sentenced Doniyor Nabiev, 80, former member of the banned Islamic Renaissance Party (IRPT), to seven years of imprisonment. Experts and human rights organisations expressed their concern, considering this sentence as inadequate and tantamount to the death penalty.

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02.02.21
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Since 2017, Kazakhstan has had a programme of voluntary migration from densely populated southern regions to labour-scarce northern regions. The migrants receive social package, namely, employment and accommodation assistance. 

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President’s party wins again as pressure grows on independent observers and opposition forces. (more…)

12.01.21
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The reform of the law enforcement system is discussed in Kazakhstan for a long time, but the process is not moving ahead. Experts say the changes should start not with the Interior Ministry, but with the political system as a whole.

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In Kazakhstan, licenses of 25 universities were revoked and over 60 universities were left without the government contract. According to the ministry of education, the majority of licenses were revoked after the audit.

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24.12.20
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Empty shop windows, close food courts – this is what the majority of shopping malls look like in Kazakhstan today. Because of restrictions related to coronavirus, it is unprofitable for many boutique owners and public catering owners to work. The purchasing power sharply declined, while the rental payments were not cancelled.

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IWPR activities in Central Asia

MediaSchool CABAR.asia conducted two trainings in Uzbekistan on podcasting

MediaSchool CABAR.asia conducted trainings on the basics of podcasting for students of the Journalism Department in Tashkent from 3 to 6 March with the support of the State University of Wor..

CABAR.asia 14.04.21
MediaSchool CABAR.asia organized a two-day master class in Dushanbe with Anisa Sabiri, Tajik director and screenwriter

During the training, the participants got acquainted with the genres and principles of documentary films. The trainer also talked about the basics of pitching (presentation for finding an in..

CABAR.asia
IWPR Central Asia held trainings for journalists and teachers from Turkmenistan

The trainings were held online on topics such as: new media, digital journalism and media literacy. The trainers were IWPR editors, media experts and experienced journalists from the CIS cou..

CABAR.asia 02.04.21