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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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Orthodox Church in Bokhtar. (Photo: IWPR Central Asia)
7 Jun 18
Christians say that their cemeteries are being stripped bare by thieves.
Police detain an opposition activist during recent protests in Kazakstan. (Photo: Inga Imanbay)
24 May 18
The authorities appear to be weighing their response as to how best reign in dissent.
IWPR event held in Bishkek. (Photo: IWPR)
Project Highlight
11 May 18
Nepotism and ethnic bias are hampering innovation.
20 Apr 18
Young women turn to desperate measures to escape domestic abuse.
Uzbek president Shavkat Mirziyoyev. (Photo: Press Service of the Uzbek President)
4 Apr 18
Once-mighty intelligence agency weakened by a serious shake-up.
Svante Cornell, director of the Swedish Institute for Security and Development Policy. (Photo: ISDP)
Interview
22 Mar 18
Region looks at boosting ties, despite Chinese and Russian attempts at dominance.
President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev (left) with Emomali Rakhmon, Tajik President. (Photo: Press service of President of Republic of Tajikistan)
13 Mar 18
Trip is latest in leader’s efforts to improve a range of regional relations.
In the old city of Bukhara, a man sells a traditional device for making bread. (Photo: Government tourism portal: uzbekistan.travel)
7 Mar 18
Tashkent wants to attract more visitors to previously isolated country.
Alexander Wolters (l) director of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, and Abakhon Sultonazarov, IWPR's regional director for Central Asia. (Photo: OSCE Academy Bishkek)
Press Release
27 Feb 18
Scheme aims to support a fresh crop of experts and reporters across the region.
Community centre for Islamic education in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. (Photo: UN Women/Rena Effendi)
19 Feb 18
Complaints that communal bodies exclude female voices from organisation roles.

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