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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.

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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Replacing Turkey: This Summer Kazakhstanis Will Go On Vacation Within the Country

Coronavirus pandemic has given a surprising opportunity for the development and strengthening of domestic tourism. But whether Kazakhstanis will go on vacation within the country after its end mainly depends on business restructuring. 

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Why Do Kazakh Authorities Want to Return Progressive Taxation?

The authorities of Kazakhstan propose to introduce progressive individual income taxation again, which functioned up to 2007. The  economists believe that the initiative’s purpose is not clear and its feasibility is questionable. (more…)

02.07.20
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Kazakhstan: Secularism is Not a Western Invention

Central Asia spoke about the religious freedom and separation of religion from state back in the 10th century. Today’s concept of “secularism” in Kazakhstan has changed and is not working for all. 

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Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security in Kazakhstan

The Central Asian agri-food sector and consumers are experiencing the negative consequences of quarantine restrictions, trade barriers and other factors. (more…)

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan: Coronavirus Aggravates Unemployment

Coronavirus pandemic has hit not only business, but the labour market of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. 

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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