Central Asia Human Rights Reporting Project

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Funded by the European Commission and the Norwegian Foreign Ministry

Central Asia Human Rights Reporting Project directly supports human rights defenders in all five Central Asian states by helping them develop efficient media and public outreach strategies to improve awareness and support and ensure human rights norms are respected and observed upon a daily basis across the region. The project delivers sustainable partnerships between media outlets and practitioners and the community of human rights’ defenders.

Story Archive

Media rights Tamara Kaleeva believes the government’s human rights programme does not address key freedom-of-expression concerns. (Photo: Serik Kovlanbaev)
20 May 11
Government action plan criticised as flawed, incomplete.
Сүрөткө түшүндүрмө: Камиль Рузиев. (Сүрөт: IWPR)
18 May 11
Tackling abuse in detention requires major shake-up of policing and external scrutiny of places of detention.
Kimmo Kiljunen, head of the international inquiry group looking at violence in southern Kyrgyzstan in June 2010. (Photo: Igor Kovalenko)
17 May 11
Unsurprisingly, independent team’s findings get mixed reaction in fraught political environment.
The press in Kazakstan is vulnerable to crippling libel actions. (Photo: Irina Mednikova)
11 May 11
Restrictions on libel actions are step in right direction, but defamation needs to be struck off criminal lawbooks, media activists say.
Screening of IWPR video on domestic violence. (Photo: IWPR)
27 Apr 11
Domestic violence is all too often seen as a private matter in which the state should not intervene.


A complete listing of past stories can be found from the Central Asia Human Rights Reporting Project programme archive