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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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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.
A Kyrgyz woman in traditional wedding dress. (Photo: Katie Putz/Flickr)
21 Feb 17
Women left to raise children on their own with no support from their ex-husbands.
Tajik media landscape is losing its diversity due to financial difficulties, political pressure and brain drain. (Photo: Radio Ozodi, RFE/RL Tajik Service)
3 Feb 17
A combination of state pressure and lack of jobs is weakening the country's journalism sector.
(Photo: Timur Toktonaliev/IWPR)
27 Jan 17
Experts say that religious experts must be co-opted into rehabilitation schemes.
Photo: Kyrgyz police uniform caps. (Photo: Tabyldy Kadyrbekov, Sputnik.kg news agency)
27 Jan 17
Teenagers are left traumatised, with little recourse to official complaint.
President of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambayev. (Photo: president.kg)
20 Jan 17
Intelligence services prepare dossier of people criticising country’s leader online.

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