Central Asia

IWPR has been working with reporters, editors and rights groups across the five Central Asian states for more than a decade.

We currently have three projects – one region-wide, one focusing on Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, and another in Tajikistan. Overall, this programming seeks to strengthen accurate, balanced reporting and to strengthen the links between media and human rights groups.

Latest Reports

15 Apr 14
Renewed campaign on potentially far-reaching legal changes that are now before parliament.
Kazakstan‘s new prime minister Karim Masimov is no stranger to the job. (Photo: Vladimir Tretyakov)
11 Apr 14
Ex-premier Karim Masimov seen as loyal to the president, and as someone who can help refocus on China amid Russia worries.
 Lawyer Fahriddin Zokirov. (Photo: Nilufar Karimova)
11 Apr 14
After opposition members, those who dare to defend them find themselves facing trial.
4 Apr 14
Questions raised about foreign funding source as well as a possible weakening of secular principles.