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

Prison visit time in Uzbekistan. (Photo: IWPR)
1 Mar 14
Authorities fail to treat or even isolate sufferers.
Islamic University in Dushanbe, the only educational institution where women can wear Muslim headscarfs during classes. (Photo: Humairo Bakhtiyor)
28 Feb 14
They say their taxes are now paying clerics yet they still aren’t allowed to attend public prayer.
28 Feb 14
Recent death in detention highlights routine use of torture against suspects.
Newspaper kiosk in Uzbekistan. (Photo: IWPR)
27 Feb 14
Despite years of censorship and total state control, the authorities still feel the need to warn reporters not to stray into sensitive areas.
Police arrive in central Almaty to disperse a protest about currency devaluation. February 15, 2014. (Photo: Vladimir Tretyakov)
25 Feb 14
Anti-government rallies small, but analysts still see them as significant.