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Inga Sikorskaya

Inga Sikorskaya
Senior Editor, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

Inga Sikorskaya joined IWPR in 2006 for the launch of News Briefing Central Asia, and is now senior editor for Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. She leads IWPR’s reporting from these closed authoritarian states, and manages relationships with reporters and civil society activists there. A career journalist, Inga worked as a TV and radio reporter, freelance journalist and media consultant before coming to IWPR.

Stories by the author

Sergei Naumov. (Photo: IWPR)
Inga Sikorskaya
25 Sep 13
Official refusal to disclose Sergei Naumov’s location raises fears of ill-treatment.
Newspapers on sale in a market in Turkmenistan's capital Ashgabat. (Photo: IWPR)
Inga Sikorskaya
2 May 13
More than two decades after independence, press freedom remains stifled in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
View of the Sokh enclave, which belongs to Uzbekistan but is located inside Kyrgyz territory. (Photo: IWPR)
Altynai Myrzabekova, Inga Sikorskaya
15 Feb 13
Fraught political relationship makes fixing local problems that much more difficult.
Inga Sikorskaya
18 Jan 13
One of the world’s most repressive states promises all sorts of freedom.
Public meeting in Charbak after the violence. (Photo: IWPR)
Altynai Myrzabekova, Inga Sikorskaya, Anvar Khaldarov
11 Jan 13
Row over location of electricity poles erupts into violence, reflecting deeper tensions in Kyrgyz-Uzbek border areas.
At a shelter for homeless people in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek. (Picture taken by a participant in IWPR photojournalism training course, December 2011.)
Inga Sikorskaya
9 Feb 12
Images of Kyrgyzstan reflect freedom to depict social ills regarded as taboo in Uzbekistan.
Inga Sikorskaya
8 Feb 12
If the president is going to win anyway, why does he feel a need to talk democracy and pluralism?
Confrontation between a female opposition activist and a group of pro-government demonstrators in 2009. (Photo: Timur Rayimkulov; courtesy of
Alexander Kim, Asyl Osmonalieva, Inga Sikorskaya, Bakhtiyor Rasulov
6 Jan 12
In Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, police and politicians recruit women as professional campaigners or just as troublemakers.
Crossing-point between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. (Photo: Nozim Kalandarov)
Almaz Rysaliev, Askar Aktalov, Inga Sikorskaya, Dina Tokbaeva
15 Dec 11
Political tensions, trade rules and simple corruption make travel between Central Asian states a complex and unpleasant business.