Investigative publication Kloop is the latest target of authorities’ campaign against independent media and critical voices.
Soldier threatened, beat and stole valuables from locals over several days in March 2022.
Russian human rights activist describes efforts to document the torture and sexual abuse of captured Ukrainians.
Russia remains cautious as Azerbaijan’s block of the region’s only gateway drags into its ninth month.
Delays and failure to implement early warning systems blamed after deadly mudslide.
Global Voices: Europe/Eurasia
Highlights from IWPR’s Central Asia network of analysis and investigations
In Kyrgyzstan, authorities are moving to shut down the independent nonprofit Kloop Media Foundation in the latest action against independent journalism, while in Kazakstan an increasing number of people entrust, and lose, their money in schemes publicised as abiding by religious principles.
Elsewhere, an analysis digs into the different challenges that Afghan and Russian refugees face in Tajikistan.
The notion of family is still strongly influenced by rigid norms in this conservative nation.
The lives of hundreds of thousands of young people have been shaped by Russia’s confrontation with Ukraine.
Although discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation is illegal, the reality is different.