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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.

The lawsuit against Tajik bloggers: who is a victim and who is scared?

Tajik bloggers, creators of the resonant video about sex workers in Dushanbe, say they did not think about the consequences. Now they are waiting for the trial, and experts say that its result may lead to increasing self-censorship among bloggers.
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05.09.19
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How the Shiites Live in Kyrgyzstan: Report from the Imam Ali Mosque

The only mosque of the Twelver Shiites of Kyrgyzstan is located in Bishkek.

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School education: Tajik parents prefer Russian-language schools

Why even now, dozens of years after gaining independence, parents in Tajikistan choose Russian-language schools for their children?
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02.09.19
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Right of Self-Defence, or Why Kyrgyz Laws Don’t Protect Victims of Domestic Violence?

Kyrgyzstan doesn’t have separate laws protecting the victims of violence in case of self-defence. According to experts, women are brought to trial and almost always found guilty.

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How Orthodox Live in Issyk Kul Region of Kyrgyzstan?

Issyk Kul region of Kyrgyzstan is the third after Bishkek and Chui region by the number of residing orthodox Christians.

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Disposal Fee in Kazakhstan: No Ecology, Just Business

The disposal fee, which is qualified in all documents as environmental indulgence, has been openly recognised in the country as a barrier to imports.
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In Tajikistan, youth perceive atheists as enemies of religion

Back in 30s in Tajikistan there was a “Society of the Atheists,” freely operating and clearly enjoying state support. But now atheists, because of the agressive reaction of society, prefer to stay low and quiet. (more…)

28.08.19
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Kyrgyzstan: Freedom of Speech in Multimillion Lawsuits

Despite the fact that the freedom of speech situation in Kyrgyzstan is better than in other Central Asian states, experts say there should be no illusion about it.

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Tajikistan: forced hijab poses a difficult choice for woman

In Tajikistan, some of the women complain that their own family members force them to wear a hijab. Lawyers say that for these actions are prohibited by law, but women fear that it can disrupt  the relationship within the family.

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27.08.19
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People Without Religion. Number of Atheists Grows in Kazakhstan.

According to studies, over 10 years the number of those who consider themselves atheists in Kazakhstan has tripled.
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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
Central Asian Audience Receives News from Social Media and Messengers – IWPR Research

An in-depth survey of more than 4,000 Internet users in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan explains how the online audience receives information and what its preferenc..

cabar.asia 30.09.19