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.
Tajikistan is hugely dependent on the funds sent home by its expat workforce, but as the Russian economy sheds low-skilled labour, experts are calling for better training so that those travelling abroad have more to offer. (more…)
Fewer jobs and a worsening exchange rate hits households supported by expats in Russia. Families of the many Tajik migrant workers who have had to return home due to economic problems in Russia are now worrying about how they will get through the coming winter.
Law passed two years ago yet to translate into societal change. Although Tajikistan passed specific legislation to deal with domestic violence in 2012, the problem remains widespread. (more…)
How worried should Central Asian leaders be about the rising strength of insurgents in Afghanistan’s north? (more…)
School psychologists seen as crucial to identifying and heading off suicide risks. Experts in northern Tajikistan are alarmed at the rising suicide rate among young people. In the most recent case, a second-year university student in the provincial centre Khujand hanged herself. (more…)
Holding a contested election without a foregone conclusion was an achievement in itself. A parliamentary election in Kyrgyzstan has produced a legislature with no clear majority, so that a flurry of coalition-building can be expected. (more…)
With much to play for, parties have been going the extra mile to secure votes. On Sunday October 4, voters go to the polls in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia’s only democracy. (more…)
Possible motives for rebellion unclear as authorities spin “Islamic party connection”. Nearly two weeks after a military rebellion in Tajikistan, the government says the ringleader, General Abduhalim Nazarzoda, is dead. (more…)
Many of the current legislators are likely to make it into the next parliament, even if they have shifted party allegiance. (more…)