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

Global Voices

20 Oct 16
Action finally taken following radio story on their decades-long wait.
Nazarbaev's former press-secretary and head of Kazak Journalists Union Seitkazy Mataev​ sentenced in Almaty. (Photo: Kazis Toguzbaev, RFE/RL)
17 Oct 16
Latest case highlights growing dangers to country's media scene.
The conference, co-organised by IWPR in late September, provided a platform for the exchange of opinions. (Photo: IWPR)
14 Oct 16
Event highlights ways to understand growing role of religion in largely secular state.
Market stalls at Green Bazaar, Almaty, Kazakstan. (Photo: Gaziza Baituova)
29 Sep 16
Neighbour states are not finding their new trade relations easy going.
(l to r) Late Uzbek president Islam Karimov (left), President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the 2016 Shanghai Cooperation Summit. (Photo: Kremlin press office/Wikimedia)
26 Sep 16
Eurasian grouping will include half of the world’s population when it expands next year.
Daniil prepares to go to school for the first time. (Photo: Roman Buryak)
Photo Essay
22 Sep 16
Families willing to go to great lengths to ensure children get a specialised education.
Businessman Abubakr Azizkhodzhaev was imprisoned in Tajikistan. (Photo: Human Rights Watch)
16 Sep 16
Regimes are jumping on an anti-incitement bandwagon to silence critics.
The streets of Dushanbe were filled with marchers. (Photo: Roman Buryak/IWPR)
Photo Essay
15 Sep 16
Many participants given little choice but to take part in mass celebrations.
The late President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov. (Photo: Host Photo Agency/Ria Novosti via Getty Images)
8 Sep 16
How has the late leader left his country after 25 years of autocratic rule?
The flag of Uzbekistan is flown at half-mast on the cabinet of ministers building in Tashkent. (Photo: Gazeta.uz news agency)
6 Sep 16
The late leader leaves a tainted legacy and no evident successor.