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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.

IWPR Tajikistan: In Tougher Expat Job Market, Tajikistan Must Upgrade Workforce Skills

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…)


IWPR Tajikistan: Tajiks Worry About Russian Slump

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.

IWPR Tajikistan: Tajik Wives Vulnerable to In-Law Violence

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…)

For Tajikistan, Kunduz Battles Too Close for Comfort

How worried should Central Asian leaders be about the rising strength of insurgents in Afghanistan’s north? (more…)

IWPR Tajikistan: Youth Suicides Increasing in Northern Tajikistan

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…)

Kyrgyzstan Heads for Coalition Government

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…)

Battling for Votes in Kyrgyzstan (gallery)

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…)

Tajik Government Says Rebel General Dead

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…)

Kyrgyz Election: Same Again?

Many of the current legislators are likely to make it into the next parliament, even if they have shifted party allegiance. (more…)

Tajikistan’s Embattled Islamic Party

The country’s biggest opposition force is being eliminated. The arrest of 13 top members of Tajikistan’s major opposition party is the latest sign of the government’s determination to drive it out of existence. (more…)


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The Methods of Countering Extremism on the Internet Discussed in Dushanbe

On December 12-13, IWPR Tajikistan together with the Committee of Religion, Regulation of Traditions, Celebrations and Ceremonies under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and The P..

cabar.asia 24.12.19
Dushanbe Interfaith Festival “Tajikistan – Our Home”

Tajik tyubeteykas (skullcaps) of all colors and styles and Kyrgyz caps, Christian priests’ hats and turbans, colorfully embroidered national and European dresses: everything here was festive..

cabar.asia 19.12.19
The Confest “Listen to the ones who is close” was held in Bishkek

If last year the meeting of the Interfaith Council of Kyrgyzstan was more official and formal, this year the event was held in a more interactive and lively format...

cabar.asia 17.12.19