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.

At Gunpoint: How They Hunt for Red List Animals in Kyrgyzstan?

Every year, Kyrgyzstan grants nearly 80 game licenses to kill red list argali. 32 cases of illegal hunt were registered in three months of 2020. 


How Will the Economy of Kazakhstan Recover From the Coronavirus?

Economists predict global economic collapse amid the coronavirus pandemic. Kazakhstan, an oil-producing country with a non-diversified economy will be adversely affected.



Tajikistan: Challenging Coronavirus Testing

Tajikistan residents are forced to overcome a number of obstacles before being able to test for COVID-19. (more…)


Uzbekistan: Domestic Abuse during Coronavirus Continues

Women and children have nowhere to go from the abuser during the lockdown and self-isolation period. (more…)

How Businesses in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Behaved During COVID-19

Illegal clubs and beauty salons, dismissals and lines – coronavirus pandemic has become a strength test for social responsibility of businesses in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. 


An attack that will increase self-censorship in Tajikistan

Tajik journalist Abdullo Gurbati, who has been assaulted, is confident that it was planned. Experts say that this attack has many similarities to previous attacks on journalists. (more…)

Kyrgyzstan: Amendments to Terrorism Law Will Create New Restrictions for Media

The new draft law of the State National Security Committee of Kyrgyzstan on amendments to the Civil Procedure Code, as well as to the law “On countering terrorism” are an attempted pressure against the freedom of speech and control of dissenting media, experts say. 



Total Control Over Mobile Devices in Tajikistan

Tajik authorities claim that registering of the mobile devices is necessary for security reasons. However, experts consider this as a desire to replenish the budget and strengthen control over the citizens’ lives. (more…)

Uzbekistan: Issues in Uzbek Language Development

By June 1, 2020, the government of Uzbekistan will introduce the State Programme for Uzbek Language Development and Language Policy Improvement for 2020-2030, and also the revised law “On state language”. (more…)


Some Residential Construction Projects May Fail Due to COVID-19 in Kyrgyzstan

The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on the construction sphere of Kyrgyzstan. According to experts, construction companies are likely to delay already launched construction projects despite their promise to complete them beyond the due date. (more…)


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