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 and in English for international readers on . Articles by IWPR reporters cover current events andsignificant trends that affect the lives of people in the whole Central Asian region.

Could Uzbekistan Lead Central Asia?

In surprise move, previously isolated state calls for tighter regional integration. (more…)

Unclear Fate of University of Central Asia in Tajikistan

Students and parents are concerned with the messages that the UCA campus based in Khorog has not been certified for educational activity. (more…)


Issyk Kul: Drivers Indignant At Exaggerated Readings of Alcohol Testers

Some car owners have complained that on the trunk road to the main touristic zone patrol police officers extort money for alleged alcohol content in the body, although some drivers said they didn’t drink any alcohol. The patrol police department of the Directorate of Internal Affairs for Issyk Kul oblast performs internal investigation following these complaints. (more…)

Chubak azhy Zhalilov: Many Muslims Don’t Understand They Are Being Manipulated by Politicians

“The believers think that if a politician is close to religion, he is definitely honest, fair and not a thief, not engaged in corruption, so people vote for him during elections. If people get more literate, politicians will have to deal with it and will stop deceiving people over time,” Chubak azhy Zhalilov, a former mufti of Kyrgyzstan, said to (more…)


Turning a Blind Eye on Violations – How Minibuses Operate in Bishkek?

Requirements to minibus drivers are poorly monitored. (more…)


Aman Saliev: The Islamic Community in Kyrgyzstan Should Be Intellectually Mature

“The Islamic community should be intellectually mature in terms of religiosity, and then it would be able to generate and produce decent and honest people. And when our society is in its embryonic state, we, unfortunately, produce and generate such politicians. As long as people remain the same, the community will never change,” Aman Saliev, an expert at the Institute for Strategic Analysis and Forecasting at the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University (KRSU), said in an interview to (more…)


Kyrgyzstan: Female Convicts Face Harsh Future

Experts say that jailing women has far-reaching societal repercussions.  The day starts early at Kyrgyzstan’s only women’s prison.  Around 300 inmates are woken at 6.30am at the facility in Stepnoe, a village close to Bishkek. (more…)


Kyrgyz Divorcees Left Out in the Cold

Women left to raise children on their own with no support from their ex-husbands.



Kyrgyz Minors Allege Police Torture

Teenagers are left traumatised, with little recourse to official complaint. (more…)


Kyrgyz Prisons Tackle Extremism

Experts say that religious experts must be co-opted into rehabilitation schemes.



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