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Journalists trained by IWPR produce news, analysis, and comment pieces on the issues that affect their countries and communities.

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An Afghan potter prepares bowls in his studio. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
20 Feb 18
Craftsmen and traders say that business is booming.
19 Feb 18
X-rated clips uploaded onto users’ mobile phones.
Poppy production is on the rise in Nimroz province. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
19 Feb 18
Workers returning from Iran also fuelling narcotics epidemic.
15 Feb 18
Despite the dangers, tens of thousands continue to seek a better future across the border.
14 Feb 18
New enterprises seem to go too far in promoting independence.
An expert examines emeralds from an Afghan mine. The mineral resources of Afghanistan are relatively unexplored even with Afghanistan's wealth of coal, copper, gold and iron ore, with precious and semiprecious stones. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
12 Feb 18
Locals say that precious assets are being squandered.
12 Feb 18
Local people say they are becoming ever-more alienated from their government.
An Afghan National Police officer patrols the streets of Kabul. (Photo: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
8 Feb 18
Fears that spate of violence will further curtail much-needed investment.
Police gather at the scene of an attack in Kabul. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
7 Feb 18
Renewed violence is both undermining public confidence and disrupting investment.
An electrician works on power lines in Kabul. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Investigation
6 Feb 18
Insurgent group is exploiting new sources of revenue.

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Young people protesting in front of the parliament building in Tbilisi, condemning the raids organised by the Georgian police at Bassiani night club. Some demonstrators compared it with the Russian style crackdowns and held placards saying "We do not need another Putin here". (Photo: IWPR)
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What was behind the demonstrations that led to the brink of “civil war”?