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.

Uzbekistan’s Fragile Rural Idyll

The countryside may be beautiful, but its communities face an uncertian future.



Kyrgyz Public Bored by Politics

The region’s most progressive democracy is failing to impress ordinary people.


Kazakstan: Hipsters of the Steppe

Young creatives are pursuing a niche look, accessorised with iPhones and fuelled by chai lattes. (more…)


Fighting Against Torture in Tajikistan

Hopes that new legislation will help change culture of impunity. (more…)

New Concerns Over Female Suicides

Disturbing trend sees mothers driven to desperate measures.


Afghans, Tajiks Share Crucial Dialogue

Both sides say they can support each other in building new post-conflict realities. (more…)


Economic Crisis Shakes Kazakstan’s Macho Culture

Mental health professionals report unprecedented surge of men seeking help.



Economic Crisis Shakes Kazakstan's Macho Culture

Mental health professionals report unprecedented surge of men seeking help.


Spring Fever: Navruz Celebrations in Tajikistan

Tajiks welcome the start of a new year with mass festivities. Navruz , which signals the arrival of spring, is marked in Tajikistan with three days of games, celebrations and traditional food.  (more…)


Labour Liberalisation Alarms Kazak Workers

Legislation reverses former Soviet model of state control over energy industry. Kazakstan’s new labour law has been welcomed by employers as a positive move towards liberalisation which will help the country weather a harsh economic period.




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China’s Debtbook Diplomacy: Experts Discussed Beijing’s Role in Central Asia

Tajikistan, due to the growth of the debt to China, is among the eight most vulnerable countries, according to an expert from the United States. Tajik analysts believe that this tendency pos..

cabar.asia 12.11.19
IWPR Trained GBAO Religious Leaders on Media Literacy

More than 80 religious leaders completed trainings conducted by IWPR in partnership with the Committee of Religion, Regulation of National Traditions, Celebrations and Ceremonies under the G..

cabar.asia 10.10.19
IWPR and CABAR.asia Present Publication “Sinology Schools in Central Asia”

The publication “Sinology Schools in Central Asia: Problems and Prospects” was developed by the IWPR Representative Office in Central Asia together with analysts of the regional analytical p..

cabar.asia 03.10.19