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Central Asia

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

Global Voices

Muhammad Tahir, an expert on Turkmenistan. (Photo courtesy of M. Tahir)
Interview
23 May 17
Central Asia’s most isolated state remains set against reforms.
World Press Freedom Day 2017
3 May 17
Space for critical debate shrinks further amid economic crises and fears over extremism.
Up to a quarter of the Tajik population are labour migrants, almost all men. Women back in Tajikistan are left to take care of their families. (Photo: Adil Nurmakov/Flickr)
30 Mar 17
Many men find new partners while working abroad, leaving families at home without support.
Chinara Esengul. (Photo courtesy of National Institute for Strategic Studies of the Kyrgyz Republic - nisi.kg)
Interview
28 Mar 17
Regional cooperation revolves around the Eurasia Economic Union.
President of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambaev. (Photo: kremlin.ru)
24 Mar 17
Independent outlets fear pressure may fuel self-censorship.
Uzbekistan’s new president Shavkat Mirziyoyev. (Photo: Press Service of the Uzbek President)
Interview
15 Mar 17
Scope for change on foreign policy, but domestic reform may be mostly cosmetic.
A Kazak bride and groom celebrate in Astana. (Photo: Neyran Elden/Flickr)
2017 Women's Day
8 Mar 17
Men see taking extra and unofficial ‘wives’ as a sign of social prestige.
Convicts going for a walk at Kyrgyzstan's only women's prison at Stepnoe. (Photo: IWPR)
2017 Women's Day
8 Mar 17
Experts say that jailing women has far-reaching societal repercussions.
Journalists working for Umma, Kyrgyzstan’s only Muslim affairs magazine. (Photo courtesy of UMMA magazine)
2017 Women's Day
8 Mar 17
Women may wear hijab, but they refuse to be pigeonholed.
A veteran politician Omurbek Tekebaev was detained for two months in Kyrgyzstan. (Photo: RFE/RL)
2 Mar 17
Authorities accused of a selective use of the law when dealing with opponents.

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