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Activists say that public awareness of humane treatment is growing.
Experts say arrest only marks a temporary truce in an ongoing power struggle.
Draft regulations aims to increase oversight and introduce practical skills into curricula.
Experts say that the government is failing to develop what could be a rich and profitable sector.
Central Asian journalists learn new skills in cross-regional training.
3 Jul 17
How religion and politics are mixing in a previously secular state.
26 Jun 17
Will politicians use religious discourse to appeal to the electorate?
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.
30 Mar 17
Many men find new partners while working abroad, leaving families at home without support.
28 Mar 17
Regional cooperation revolves around the Eurasia Economic Union.
24 Mar 17
Independent outlets fear pressure may fuel self-censorship.
15 Mar 17
Scope for change on foreign policy, but domestic reform may be mostly cosmetic.
2017 Women's Day
8 Mar 17
Men see taking extra and unofficial ‘wives’ as a sign of social prestige.
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