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.

 Jehovah’s Witnesses in Tajikistan: Position Unchanged

Followers of this religious community liable for military service continue to go to jail.


“I Fear to be Infected.” How CA Authorities Meet and Quarantine Their Citizens

The citizens of Central Asian republics quarantined for two weeks criticise their authorities for improper organisation, creation of conditions for mass COVID-19 infection and developing new diseases.



Tajik Migrants Face the Future with Fear

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Russia has banned the entry of foreign citizens until May 1. The party impacted by this decisions are thousands of migrants from Central Asian countries, who lost their jobs at the beginning of the season. 


Sacred worship online. How religious organizations work in Kyrgyzstan

The beginning of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims in Kyrgyzstan will be held in the state of emergency and self-isolation. In this regard, the Spiritual Administration of the Muslims (SAM) has amended the rules for its observance. (more…)

Doctors of Kyrgyzstan with the COVID-19 Diagnosis: Trade Unions Did Not Fulfill Their Mission

According to the Republican headquarter for the fight against coronavirus, as of April 20, 140 medical workers have been infected with the coronavirus in the republic. Doctors say that they were not provided with the necessary medicine and equipment, as far as it was necessary. (more…)

Turkmenistan’s Covid-19 Policy: Secrecy and Denial

The regime insists the country is virus-free, but experts warn of an impending crisis. (more…)

How Villages Live During the Global Coronavirus Pandemic

Local authorities try to isolate the villages and plead to abstain from public events. However, the residents’ attitude to the emergency varies from fear and panic to complete neglect.



Kazakhstan: New Law on Peaceful Assemblies with Old Taste of “Total Control”

The lower house of the parliament of Kazakhstan approved in two readings a new bill on the procedure for organizing and conducting peaceful assemblies in the Republic of Kazakhstan. (more…)

State of Emergency. Kyrgyzstan Raises Money for Pasta

Since March 25, Kyrgyzstan is under the state of emergency; curfew is in place in a number of cities and regions. As a result, hundreds of families are now on the verge of panic: there is no income, no products are left, there is no state support. People do not know what to live on. (more…)

Central Asian Media During Quarantine: Insane Schedule and Runarounds From the Government

Restrictions on free movement due to the coronavirus’s spread in Central Asia have affected the media sphere. The media are adjusting to the remote work and are facing obstacles in reporting. (more…)



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IWPR Central Asia team continues to work in self-isolation and achieve its goals in developing analytics in the region and supporting media sphere in Central Asian countries. During quaranti.. 05.06.20
IWPR and Chatham House Organized a Joint Online Event “The Impact of Coronavirus on Central Asia’s Development”

On the 29th of May the Representative Office of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) in Central Asia, its regional analytical platform 03.06.20 Analytical Platform Held Online Meeting With Journalists and Analysts

During the video conference, participants discussed the situation with coronavirus in four Central Asian countries and plans for future collaboration... 27.05.20