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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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IWPR training sessions for investigative reporters in Bishkek. (Photo: IWPR)
12 Apr 16
Campaigning stories lead to direct government intervention.
There are about 3500 homeless people in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. (Photo: Vyacheslav Oseledko)
Photo Essay
6 Apr 16
Dozens of people face freezing to death each winter.
On the road located at the disputable border section at Chalasart in Ferghana valley. (Photo: Hulkar Isamova)
24 Mar 16
Analysts say that power play is motivated by competition over energy resources.
Karnay musicians perform in Dushanbe on their long trumpets, which can be up to two metres long. (Photo: Bahriddin Isamutdinov)
22 Mar 16
Tajiks welcome the start of a new year with mass festivities.
A petrol tanker waits at a loading terminal in north Kazakstan. (Photo: Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
11 Mar 16
Legislation reverses former Soviet model of state control over energy industry.
Mardikors (Tajik for hired worker) gather in a market in Dushanbe. (Photo: Nosim Isamov)
10 Mar 16
Kyrgystan’s membership of a Moscow-led trading bloc has softened the blow for its citizens, but Uzbeks and Tajiks are clearly suffering.
​A street cleaner begins her working day at half past three in the morning outside the parliament building in Dushanbe. (Photo: Lidia Isamova)
2016 Women's Day
8 Mar 16
Long before dawn, women spread out through the capital city armed only with twig brooms.
Ashgabat, capital of Turkmenistan. (Photo: Cercamon/Flickr)
Interview
19 Feb 16
Many border areas are either lawless or controlled by militants, raising the prospect of destabilisation.
Almaty, Kazakstan's commercial centre: the country has Central Asia's highest rate of internet penetration. (Photo: Andrei Shevelev/Flickr)
15 Feb 16
Experts warn that online access will be imperilled if new laws are put into effect.
21 Jan 16
Legal representatives of government opponents find themselves in trouble.

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Moslawi traditional band playing music from the 19th century. (Photo: IWPR)
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