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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.

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Ozubek Chotonov (right), founder of Marva TV Islamic studio. (Photo: Ayan TV)
19 Aug 17
A range of broadcasters are catering for a public increasingly interested in religion.
Ilkhom Narziev. (Photo courtesy of: I. Narziev)
Interview
28 Jul 17
The power vacuum in the neighbouring state has Tajik analysts worried.
Alexey Malashenko, chief researcher at the Dialogue of Civilizations (DOC) think-tank. (Photo courtesy of Prof. Malashenko)
Interview
3 Jul 17
How religion and politics are mixing in a previously secular state.
Former prime minister Temir Sariev, gives his old valuable Quran to the lecturer of Islamic university of Kyrgyzstan Chubak Jalilov. (Photo: 24.kg news agency)
26 Jun 17
Will politicians use religious discourse to appeal to the electorate?
Muhammad Tahir, an expert on Turkmenistan. (Photo courtesy of M. Tahir)
Interview
23 May 17
Central Asia’s most isolated state remains set against reforms.
World Press Freedom Day 2017
3 May 17
Space for critical debate shrinks further amid economic crises and fears over extremism.
Up to a quarter of the Tajik population are labour migrants, almost all men. Women back in Tajikistan are left to take care of their families. (Photo: Adil Nurmakov/Flickr)
30 Mar 17
Many men find new partners while working abroad, leaving families at home without support.
Chinara Esengul. (Photo courtesy of National Institute for Strategic Studies of the Kyrgyz Republic - nisi.kg)
Interview
28 Mar 17
Regional cooperation revolves around the Eurasia Economic Union.
President of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambaev. (Photo: kremlin.ru)
24 Mar 17
Independent outlets fear pressure may fuel self-censorship.
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.

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