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Mihail Sirkeli, editor in chief of online publication Nokta, based in Gagauzia, Moldova. (Photo courtesy of Mihail Sirkeli)
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25 Apr 19
Better representation could have far-reaching effects for the whole country.
Police clash with women marching on the International Women’s Day in Baku. (Photo: AzadliqRadiosu)
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28 Mar 19
State repression means that something as simple as a call for gender equality cannot be tolerated.
It’s important for Nazarbayev to keep Tokayev committed to his political legacy. (Photo: akorda.kz)
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27 Mar 19
A surprise transition which may have been planned for a long time.
Arzu Geybulla is an Azerbaijani journalist currently based in Istanbul. (Photo courtesy of A. Geybulla)
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13 Nov 18
It's easy to ignore human rights abuses when there are lucrative energy deals involved.
A man returns to his village of Ergneti, bordering Tskhinvali, to find his house destroyed. (Photo:Giorgi Abdaladze)
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7 Nov 18
Even a decade later, Tbilisi and its allies can strengthen their deterrence and resilience.
Ariel Ruiz Urquiola under house arrest in Havana. (Photo: Claudia Padrón)
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30 Jul 18
How dissent singles citizens out for harassment and discrimination.
Although Raul Castro is stepping down as Cuba's leader, this is no victory for democracy. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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17 Apr 18
Despite elections, real political change remains as far away as ever.
Thousands of Rohingya continue to cross the border into Bangladesh after violence erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine state. (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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12 Sep 17
Everybody will end up losing if hate speech is left unchecked.
A street in Havana, Cuba’s capital city. (Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images)
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18 Aug 17
Many citizens appear paralyzed in the face of so many confusing choices.
IWPR contributor, Birgit Brauer. (Photo courtesy of B. Brauer)
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7 Dec 16
Initial moves towards reform have not convinced observers that the new leader will end a quarter of a century of dictatorial rule.

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