Tajik-Uzbek relations – development dynamics and prospects

“Historical contradictions caused by the “Big Turkestan” project, unrealized in the 1920s, lie at the heart of today’s strained relations between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan”, wrote Parviz Mullojanov, a political analyst (Tajikistan, Dushanbe), in his article, written exclusively for cabar.asia.

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Yakov Trofimov: Manifestations of Islam radicalization in Kazakhstan

CABAR.asia 20.03.15

“2,383 Muslim associations operated in the country as of April 2014. If each of them had its own account in Internet social networks, it would be a powerful force in the fight against extremism and terrorism”, said Yakov Trofimov, professor of Karaganda University “Bolashak” (Kazakhstan, Karaganda ), in an article written for cabar.asia

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New areas of cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

“The main areas of cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan could be counteractions against common security challenges – poverty, unemployment, inefficient agricultural sector and cross-border cooperation. Bilateral cooperation is most visibly possible in the Fergana Valley”, said Sheradil Baktygulov, a researcher of problems in Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek), in an article written exclusively for cabar.asia.

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IWPR Kyrgyzstan conducted training on communications for journalists and human rights activists in Naryn and Karakol

CABAR.asia 18.03.15

The office of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) in Kyrgyzstan held a two-day training “Interaction between NGOs and the media: development of effective strategies to attract society to discuss critical issues in the field of human rights”” for journalists, human rights activists and non-governmental organizations in Naryn and Issyk-Kul oblasts. (more…)

IWPR Tajikistan: Women with HIV facing twice the harassment

CABAR.asia 17.03.15

According to a survey, 72 percent of Tajik women have contemplated suicide, and 24 percent of them have attempted suicide after finding out about having contracted human immunodeficiency virus. Although the disease is not transmitted through casual contact, due to illiteracy [on the matter], Tajik society prefer to avoid the carriers of the virus, and some even terrorize them. (more…)

Tajik Dissident’s Murder Rattles Opposition

CABAR.asia 16.03.15
Warnings that opposition leaders are also at “grave risk” of attack. (more…)

Tajik Dissident's Murder Rattles Opposition

Warnings that opposition leaders are also at “grave risk” of attack. (more…)

IWPR Kazakhstan: HIV: People are dying because of people

CABAR.asia 13.03.15

In our society, people are increasingly witnessing the horrific stories about friends, colleagues and even strangers who are victims of a terrible disease that is HIV. The mortality rate among HIV-positive people is increasing due to late detection of secondary diagnoses. In addition, the blame is often put on the doctors, who had then denied people with HIV status not only first aid, but also hospitalization, examination, and so forth.

IWPR Kazakhstan: “I believe that “Time is the Best Healer”

A few years ago in Shymkent, the story about spreading HIV infection caused a wave of anxiety among the population. Families were torn apart, people lost their loved ones. Misunderstanding and fear led to a bitter quarrel among close friends. Over the years, the subject of HIV in the region has become more open and more details emerged, though, unfortunately, more people have been affected by the disease.

IWPR Kazakhstan: Milk-less Lands

Towards the end of January 2015, a resident of Temirtau living with HIV finally received infant formula for her child, for whom the breast milk substitute is required by law. The clinic that the baby was conceived in had not received baby formula since September of last year, that is for almost 4 months.