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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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28 Aug 15
Parents struggle to understand why young men went off to fight in faraway war.
Kyrgyz prime minister Temir Sariev (right) with Kazak deputy prime minister Bakytjan Sagintaev at the ceremony marking the official end of customs procedures, August 12, 2015. (Photo: Kyrgyz government website)
25 Aug 15
Exporters say customs controls with Kazakstan remain in place despite launch of free trade rules.
24 Aug 15
Critics of the scheme say their right to vote is now being made conditional on submitting data.
Journalists at an investigative reporting course in Karakol, which ran on June 23-27 June. (Photo: IWPR)
21 Aug 15
Workshops introduce participants from across the country to essential practical skills
5 Aug 15
Multiple apricot varieties being replaced with more homogeneous, marketable types.
Dinara Oshurakhunova, director of the Coalition for Democracy and Civil Society. (Photo: Vecherny Bishkek)
1 Aug 15
Recent detention of senior figures looks good but may not herald a more comprehensive drive to root out corrupt officials.
(Photo: Dina Tokbaeva)
31 Jul 15
New law seen as restricting media diversity and journalists’ ability to find things out.
Kyrgyz president Almazbek Atambaev applauds as former US ambassador Pamela Spratlen makes a speech to mark the handover of American farm machinery. (Photo: US embassy, Bishkek)
29 Jul 15
After two decades of accepting American economic and humanitarian support, the government decides its donors are meddling.
Munitions found after the Kyrgyz security services raided two locations in the capital. (Photo: State Committee for National Security, Kyrgyzstan)
27 Jul 15
The security service says robust action prevented major attacks on local targets.
24 Jul 15
Government says it is mobilising aid but villagers say more is urgently needed.