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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.

Kyrgyzstan: Number of Covid-19 Cases in Issyk Kul Region is Rising

Despite the epidemic, the shores of Issyk Kul are full of visitors. Also, the number of coronavirus cases is rising. (more…)

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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Kyrgyzstan: Tough Fight against Covid-19 and Pneumonia

The number of bearers of coronavirus and pneumonia has increased sharply since the beginning of summer in Kyrgyzstan. A range of activists and experts are confident that pneumonia is directly related to Covid-19. After the criticism by the public and recommendations given by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the authorities of the republic joined the statistical data and now the country tops the sad rankings of the number of cases and deaths from coronavirus. (more…)

27.07.20
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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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Robberies and Thefts Increase in Tajikistan

COVID-19-related restrictions have led to increase in the number of robberies, thefts and domestic violence cases in Tajikistan. (more…)

03.07.20
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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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