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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.

First Prosecution for Internet Hate Speech in Kazakstan

“Ethnic insult” charge comes at a time when the Russian minority question has come to the fore.
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12.02.15
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Tajik Labour Migration Boosts Divorce Rates

Wives left behind to manage households as husbands make new lives abroad and stop sending money home. (more…)
11.02.15
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Does Islamic State Threaten Central Asia?

Syrian jihad won’t be replicated by returning combatants, but fundamentalist ideals are long-established in Central Asia and won’t go away, regional expert says.
06.02.15
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Tajiks Face New Obstacles to Work in Russia

New work-permit and passport rules could encourage illegal immigration, but there are higher penalties for those who are caught.
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23.01.15
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Restrictive NGO Law on the Way in Tajikistan

Outcry over attempts to curb foreign funding for civil society groups.

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24.11.14
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Will Kazakstan Adopt Anti-Gay Legislation?

Ambition to host Winter Olympics could deter government from copying Moscow’s homophobic law.
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22.11.14
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Tajik Islamic Party Focuses on Female Vote

Its backing for a female presidential candidate last year helped win new supporters.

Kazak-Russian Treaty: Cave-in or Pragmatism?

Kazakstan agrees to “coordinate” foreign policy with Moscow. Some read that as “seeking approval”.
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13.11.14
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Kyrgyzstan Follows Russia on “Gay Propaganda” Law

Proposed law envisages a year in jail for anyone deemed to be promoting a“positive attitude” to homosexuality.
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10.11.14
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Kyrgyzstan Follows Russia on "Gay Propaganda" Law

Proposed law envisages a year in jail for anyone deemed to be promoting a“positive attitude” to homosexuality.
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CABAR.asia Online Events Digest_July

The IWPR Central Asia team continues to work online with a particular attention on building the capacity of the region's media community. We believe this is critical to mobilize resources fo..

CABAR.asia 05.08.20
IWPR Central Asia and CABAR.asia Held Online Training on Fundamentals of Journalistic Investigation

Journalists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan took part in the four-day training...

CABAR.asia 04.08.20
CABAR.asia Online Events Digest_June

Despite external circumstances, June was intensive and productive. The IWPR Central Asia team continues to hold educational and expert meetings and to develop the media community in Kazakhst..

CABAR.asia 09.07.20