IWPR Articles

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 Wants to Toughen up Punishment for Poaching

They suggest replacing penalties with imprisonment, leaving out conditional releases, and forfeiting weapons and vehicles to the Okhotzooprom. These amendments may be adopted by the end of 2019.


Tajikistan’s Customs Gives a Go for the Inner Circle’s Cargos

President Emomali Rahmon reiterated customs corruption, which leads to smuggling and budget losses. Parliament hopes for electronic invoices, experts believe that this problem cannot be solved without political will.


Tajik Businessmen Complain About Unreasonable Inspections and High Taxes

While Tajik authorities report about developing business, the entrepreneurs themselves complain about high taxes and unreasonable inspections, close their businesses.


Tourism in Kazakhstan: Bad Roads, Inflated Prices

70 per cent of Kazakhstanis prefer to relax abroad rather than go to domestic health resorts. This is cheaper, more comfortable and affordable.

Land for Teachers: Resolution of the Government of Tajikistan Is Not Executed

Every year, hundreds of young teachers in the Southern Tajikistan apply to the authorities to receive the land plots allocated to them, but only a few manage to obtain them.

Are Georgian Reforms Applicable to Kazakhstan?

Kazakhstan, unlike Georgia, is in crisis, which it has successfully overcome some time ago. However, according to the studies, mere repetition of some reforms won’t fit the Central Asian states.


Travel Agencies in Tajikistan: Law on Tourist Fees Requires Clarification

Travel agencies in Tajikistan are requesting an explanation of the implementation mechanism of the law, which requires tourists to pay a state duty of a dollar per each day of stay.


Uzbekistan Increases Penalties for Animal Cruelty

The penalty for killing, maiming and torturing is up to 70 dollars.


Atambaev vs. Jeenbekov. What Will People of Kyrgyzstan and the Region Get?

This summer Kyrgyzstan set a precedent in Central Asia – it has revoked its ex-president Almazbek Atambaev’s immunity and accused him of corruption.

Fourteen Tajik Prisoners Dead: Mother of the Deceased Does Not Believe in Authorities’ Explanation 

Fourteen Tajik prisoners died when transported from Sughd region to southern Tajikistan.



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