Economic troubles and official disapproval takes its toll on a dwindling subculture.
People stare when Mahina walks along the streets of Dushanbe.
Dressed in denim and black leather accessoried with studded jewellery and facial piercings, the punk look cultivated by Mahina and her friends is a rare sight in the Tajik capital.
This key sector can play an important role in supporting rule of law and combating radicalisation.
A group of young journalists from the regions of Georgia have received vital training in responsible reporting and countering violent extremism (CVE) as part of a joint IWPR initiative with a Lithuanian NGO.
Activists warn that government demonisation has created a culture of impunity.
The high-profile investigation into the murder of an Azeri journalist has ended with the conviction of six men, the first time perpetrators of such an act have been brought to justice in a criminal court.
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