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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

A mosque in southern Bishkek hosts educational lectures for women. (Photo: Almazkan Akmatova)
17 Jul 16
Once the preserve of rural communities, imams are now providing counselling in urban areas.
Tajik army soldiers. (Photo: Shodmon Holov)
7 Jul 16
Dushanbe wants to boost its defence forces, but people simply don’t want to join up.
 Almaty Zoo is a popular destination for locals. (Photo: Aktan Rysaliev)
6 Jul 16
The plight of a female tiger has caught public attention and raised hopes for change.
The presidential palace in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. (Photo: Helen Stevenson)
4 Jul 16
Grand architecture aims to reinforce national identity, but the human reality is different.
Ibrohim Usmonov, member of Tajik Journalists' Union. (Photo courtesy of I. Usmonov)
Interview
28 Jun 16
Credible reporting is disappearing from the public discourse.
A mosque in the city of Naryn. (Photo: Evgeni Zotov/Flickr)
21 Jun 16
Faith has been growing as a force in the country ever since independence.
Inga Sikorskaya. (Photo: IWPR)
Comment
16 Jun 16
The government wants to control people’s lives both online and offline.
There is a tiny community of about 50 punks in Tajikistan. They are mostly based in the capital Dushanbe. (Photo: Maina Schwarz)
7 Jun 16
Economic troubles and official disapproval takes its toll on a dwindling subculture.
People gathering for the protest near Respublika Square in Almaty on May 21. (Photo: Andrei Grishin)
26 May 16
Protestors and journalists arrested after public anger at farmland reforms.
Mountains outside Tashkent. (Photo: Helen Stevenson)
Photo Essay
17 May 16
The countryside may be beautiful, but its communities face an uncertain future.

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