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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.
Nazarbaev's former press-secretary and head of Kazak Journalists Union Seitkazy Mataev​ sentenced in Almaty. (Photo: Kazis Toguzbaev, RFE/RL)
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17 Oct 16
Latest case highlights growing dangers to country's media scene.
Businessman Abubakr Azizkhodzhaev was imprisoned in Tajikistan. (Photo: Human Rights Watch)
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16 Sep 16
Regimes are jumping on an anti-incitement bandwagon to silence critics.
The flag of Uzbekistan is flown at half-mast on the cabinet of ministers building in Tashkent. (Photo: Gazeta.uz news agency)
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6 Sep 16
The late leader leaves a tainted legacy and no evident successor.
Inga Sikorskaya. (Photo: IWPR)
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16 Jun 16
The government wants to control people’s lives both online and offline.
Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte during a labor day campaign rally on May 1, 2016 in Manila. (Photo: Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)
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6 May 16
Public hope anti-establishment figures will deliver what current government has failed to do.
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30 Nov 15
Police try to engineer Soviet-style forcible confinement in psychiatric hospital.
The author of this article, José Antonio Fornaris (left), with Cuban journalist Odelín Alfonso Torna at UNESCO's Let Journalism Thrive! event. Riga, May 2015. (Photo courtesy of Odelín Alfonso Torna)
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15 Nov 15
Press freedom cannot exist in a totalitarian system, and Cuba is no exception.
Ammar Al Shahbander. (Photo: IWPR)
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12 Oct 15
He was a dreamer, but with perfect faith that his dreams could come true.
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25 Sep 15
Many of the current legislators are likely to make it into the next parliament, even if they have shifted party allegiance.

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