CABAR.asia 10.02.21

This issue of the podcast is devoted to the problems of the investment climate in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.


CABAR.asia 19.01.21

In the latest 5-Stan Podcast, Editors in Tajikistan Lola Olimova and Muslimbek Buriev speak with the environmental journalist Nargis Kosimova, who manages “Ekolog.uz” Telegram channel in Uzbek and Russian. (more…)

CABAR.asia 18.01.21
Domestic violence against women remains one of the acute problems in Tajikistan. According to the PDV (Prevention of Domestic Violence) Project, in 2019, 49.2% of women experienced at least one type of physical violence, and 28.3% were subjected to physical violence by their spouses.

A high percentage of the victims are women from remote areas and villages. The illegal actions of the majority of abusers remain unpunished, since women do not know their rights and stay silent about violence.

CABAR.asia 12.01.21

What are the causes of air pollution in Kyrgyzstan? What are the consequences of this for the population? Are there results of monitoring of air quality, which is carried out on an ongoing basis? What measures is the government taking to combat smog and reduce the harm of small particles? (more…)

CABAR.asia 28.12.20

Sari Khosor is one of the most remote and beautiful places in the mountains of Tajikistan, located 200 km southeast of Dushanbe in the Baljuvon region, southern, Khatlon region. The inhabitants of these places live in very difficult conditions. It is impossible to get here in winter. And in summer, the roads here are so difficult that some people have not seen the “mainland” for years. During the Soviet Union due to lack of roads most of the people were relocated from this place to nearby valleys. After the collapse of the Soviet Union people returned to their homes. (more…)

CABAR.asia 27.12.20

Women released from prisons are concerned they cannot find permanent jobs and integrate into society. Such situation may lead them to committing repeated crimes, experts say. (more…)

CABAR.asia 18.12.20

Striving to achieve the American dream or to desire to get away from the hopelessness, lack of prospects and lack of work in Tajikistan: what pushes young Tajiks to participate in the annual Green Card lottery (Diversity Visa Program)? (more…)

CABAR.asia 14.12.20

This season’s final episode of the podcast, They Say … is about languages. Do I need to know the language of the country in which I was born and raised? What languages are the future for? What languages might disappear? These and other issues were discussed by the hosts Olya Kovaleva and Timur Timerkhanov. Share with us your opinion on the topic, and also look forward to new issues in January next year.

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Aigerim Musabalinova, an expert on children’s rights tries to find an answer to the question of how the social and cultural aspect of the country affects the well-being of children and the observance of their rights and interests, in an article for CABAR.asia.


CABAR.asia 17.11.20

Despite the statements of the authorities that rural healthcare centers were reorganised into family polyclinics in Uzbekistan, there is an acute shortage of medical personnel in remote villages, and many rural healthcare centers are in a miserable condition.