Project Updates

Round-up of news and developments in IWPR programmes around the world.

At a shelter for homeless people in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek. (Picture taken by a participant in IWPR photojournalism training course, December 2011.)
Project Highlight
Images of Kyrgyzstan reflect freedom to depict social ills regarded as taboo in Uzbekistan.
Central Asian journalism workshop, October 2011. (Photo: IWPR)
Project Highlight
Applications for places on IWPR courses grow, with many participants keen on learning more about international reporting standards.
Reporting Impact
IWPR reporting on violence in Kazakstan adds facts and nuances to local coverage.
Reporting Impact
IWPR reports on new wave of Islamic militancy become sought-after information source for regional experts.
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	Human Rights in Central Asia newsletter, May 2011 Issue.</p>
Project Highlight
IWPR quarterly publication said to help raise awareness of abuses across the region.
IWPR-supported round table on preventing suicide in the Kazak capital Astana. (Photo: Institute for Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities)
Reporting Impact
IWPR round table spurs officials to consider development of a national plan to address the problem.
http://kazakhstanvote2011.crowdmap.com/
Project Highlight
IWPR event leads to development of internet map of abuses of electoral procedure reported by members of the public.
Kyrgyz delegation at the IWPR regional meeting in Dushanbe. From left to right: chief prosecutor with the Kyrgyz Prosecutor General’s office Aigul Mombekova; member of parliament Altynai Omurbekova; and head of the Sezim crisis centre, Bubusara Ryskulova. (Photo: IWPR)
Reporting Impact
Participants in IWPR gathering on domestic violence say they drew important lessons on combating the scourge.
Reporting Impact
They say a number of IWPR-organised forums have helped focus efforts to combat abuse in Tajik detention facilities.
Reporting Impact
Reputation for accuracy and independence behind big rise in subscription to Central Asian news analysis agency.