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

Journalist Olga Tutubalina outside the courtroom for a  hearing at which she was convicted of libelling intellectuals in Tajikistan. (Photo: Nilufar Karimova)
12 Mar 14
State-sponsored arts bodies win claim that the country’s intelligentsia was defamed.
Anti-government demonstrators in Independence square February 22, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty)
11 Mar 14
While local leaders do not want to go against Moscow, the spectacle of Russian troops entering a former Soviet state is unsettling.
A currency exchange sign in Bishkek shows the Kyrgyz currency slipping. The latest economic headache for the government is the knock-on effects of devaluation in neighbouring Kazakstan. (Photo: Pavel Dyatlenko)
5 Mar 14
New constellation of opposition leaders hopes to pressure the government, but it is far from certain they will succeed.
Prison visit time in Uzbekistan. (Photo: IWPR)
1 Mar 14
Authorities fail to treat or even isolate sufferers.