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

27 Jan 14
Activists put their own safety at risk by helping others.
City councillors in Osh voting for their mayor, January 15, 2012. (Photo: Kloop.kg)
24 Jan 14
Election victories in Bishkek and Osh reflect strength of governing group.
Tajik troops patrol the outer limits of the Vorukh enclave. (Photo courtesy of RFE/RL Tajik Service. © RFE/RL)
15 Jan 14
Two governments take a stand after frontier guards clash over a controversial road project.
Kyrgyzstan's textile industry could lose out if the country joins the Moscow-led Customs Union. (Photo: Maksat Osmonaliev)
13 Jan 14
Officials concerned that terms for joining Customs Union could do more bad than good.