Many key news portals across country run IWPR story on controversy around commemoration of war victims.
But at gathering in London there were reminders of how far apart the two sides are.
Journalists say cost of accessing documentation hampers their ability to conduct investigations.
Local and international watchdogs report backsliding in a year when major improvements were promised.
Women say they are much more prominent in civil and business life due largely to the full part they played in the fighting.
Alleged killer’s reported links with Jehovah’s Witnesses heightens distrust of new religions.
Global Voices: Europe/Eurasia
Highlights from IWPR’s Central Asia network of analysis and investigations
In Kazakstan, ArcelorMittal Temirtau, the country's largest mining company, enjoyed state support for decades. But the death of 46 miners in October brought this backing to an end. Meanwhile, in Uzbekistan, Tajik nationals serving sentences on espionage charges in Uzbek prisons ask for a review of their cases.
Elsewhere, CABAR gets a unique insight into two of the eight Catholic nunneries still operating in northern Kazakstan.
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.