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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.

Students from Central Asia Cannot Get Back to Study in Russia

The pandemic has changed the teaching process in all countries in the world. Many students cannot continue studying at universities due to closed borders. Students from Central Asia who study in Russia have encountered this situation, too. (more…)

16.09.20
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Tajik Travel Companies Failed the Summer Season

The tour operators in Tajikistan assess the summer season’s results as disastrous and predict the situation’s aggravation.

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01.09.20
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Only After Finishing School: Kazakhstan Introduced New Requirement for the Adoption of Children

Now, the potential adoptive parents must attend the school for adoptive parents. This measure is expected to reduce the number of children returning to orphanages and reduce social orphanhood in general. (more…)

Tajikistan: Measures Taken Not Enough to Support Business 

The authorities of Tajikistan have announced the measures to support businesses and the poor amid new coronavirus pandemic. However, according to experts, these measures are not enough. (more…)

13.08.20
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Kyrgyzstan: Official Figures of Adoption Do Not Reflect Real Situation

Every year, nearly 700 Kyrgyzstanis adopt a child. These figures are official, but, according to experts, this figure is much higher. Very often, family members try to avoid bureaucracy and adopt children illegally. 

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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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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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Central Asian Journalism Has a Female Face: IWPR Held Round Table on Women and Gender Issues in Media

How to write about women and gender issues and why it is important to talk about discrimination of female media workers in Central Asia is the key topic of the round table held online on Sep..

CABAR.asia 16.09.20
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Despite the holiday season, August was full of online events. CABAR.asia Media School is ready for the new academic year: there were intensive workshops, expert meetings, podcasts, new publi..

CABAR.asia 09.09.20
E-Learning: Transforming Challenges of Online Education Into Advantages

The journalism faculties’ professors from Central Asia gathered to discuss online education and methods of effective com..

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