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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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Ryskulbekov hosts a wedding in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. (Photo: Mariya Zozulya)
5 Jan 17
The toastmaster business is booming, but some fear celebratory excesses have gone too far.
Kyrgyz investigative reporters, winners of IWPR competition in Bishkek. (Photo: IWPR)
16 Dec 16
Award-winners have published a range of groundbreaking stories.
Agroinvestbonk clients queue to withdraw cash outside the bank's Dushanbe headquarters. (Photo: Jamila Majidova/IWPR)
14 Dec 16
Officials blame falling remittances but have failed to implement serious reforms.
Altynbek Shaidullaev, imam of one of the mosques in Bishkek. (Photo: Timur Toktonaliev/IWPR)
9 Dec 16
State is focusing on new ways of dealing with the threat of radicalisation.
IWPR contributor, Birgit Brauer. (Photo courtesy of B. Brauer)
Comment
7 Dec 16
Initial moves towards reform have not convinced observers that the new leader will end a quarter of a century of dictatorial rule.
Gaziza Baituova, IWPR’s long-term contributor from Kazakstan. (Photo: IWPR)
Press Release
30 Nov 16
Human rights journalist in running for internationally recognised prize.
Plov is one of the most common festive treats across Central Asia. (Photo: Aziz Mamirov)
25 Nov 16
Central Asians vie for ownership of a much-loved dish.
A nationwide referendum is to take place in Kyrgyzstan on December 11. (Photo: Igor Kovalenko/IWPR)
12 Nov 16
The upcoming public vote is not proving universally popular.
IWPR Tajik Radio editor Shahodat Soibnazarova (left) and IWPR contributor Davlater Baidullo discussing a story. (Photo: IWPR)
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)
Comment
17 Oct 16
Latest case highlights growing dangers to country's media scene.

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