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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.

Why Do the Zoroastrians in Tajikistan Hide Their Religious Identity?

The religious tolerance level in Tajikistan has recently decreased, as experts insist. According to them, the arising conflicts with the followers of Zoroastrianism are the example of this trend. (more…)


Board of (Dis)trust. What Went Wrong in the National Board of Public Trust of Kazakhstan?

The National Board of Public Trust established by president Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev after his victory in elections will start working in August. Some see it as a great advantage noting that the new head of state is going to regain the trust of the people. Some see a canny move in it to get the protesting voters back from the streets and retain his legitimacy after the criticism by international observers at presidential elections.


Start-up Doesn’t Fill a Purse. IT Sphere in Kyrgyzstan Relies on Business

The government of Kyrgyzstan has repeatedly raised digitisation issues and shift to public services online. However, experts say the experience of IT specialists in state-run projects has been a failure and young professionals are reluctant to cooperate with the state.


Does University Diploma Help with Employment in Tajikistan?


Shahboz, a graduate of the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Service, has been trading at the Ganjina market for the past two months. Although he graduated from the Institute two years ago, he did not find a suitable job for his profession.


What Hinders IT Development in Kazakhstan?

According to specialists, the weaknesses of IT sphere in Kazakhstan are small market, high dependence on import, and staff shortage. 


Charmed Water and Dried Herbs. Why Kyrgyzstanis Go to Witch Doctors?

Not a single witch doctor in Kyrgyzstan has been licensed for practice by the ministry of health, but folk healers thrive in the country.


Kazakhstan Wants to Toughen up Punishment for Poaching

They suggest replacing penalties with imprisonment, leaving out conditional releases, and forfeiting weapons and vehicles to the Okhotzooprom. These amendments may be adopted by the end of 2019.


Tajikistan’s Customs Gives a Go for the Inner Circle’s Cargos

President Emomali Rahmon reiterated customs corruption, which leads to smuggling and budget losses. Parliament hopes for electronic invoices, experts believe that this problem cannot be solved without political will.


Political Debates Around Hajj: Tajik Experts on Fatwas Prohibiting Visiting Mecca

Tajik experts and clergy comment on fatwas of the famous Muslim ulama, who declared it impermissible to go for Hajj.

Tourism in Kazakhstan: Bad Roads, Inflated Prices

70 per cent of Kazakhstanis prefer to relax abroad rather than go to domestic health resorts. This is cheaper, more comfortable and affordable.



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