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IWPR holds regular trainings for students and journalists from across Central Asia, with their materials published in Russian and national languages on the analytical platform CABAR.asia and in English for international readers on iwpr.net . Articles by IWPR reporters cover current events andsignificant trends that affect the lives of people in the whole Central Asian region.

Internet in Tajikistan Will Become More Expensive

The rise of Internet price in Tajikistan will not lead to an increase in state treasury tax collection, but can lead to a complete degradation of the mobile Internet market in the country, experts say.
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19.03.19
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 Tajik Refugees in Europe: In Search of a Better Life

Over the past few years, thousands of Tajikistan’s citizens have been granted asylum in Western European countries. Who are they and is it easy for Tajiks to get a residence permit in Europe? (more…)

14.03.19
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Tajik Girls’ Dilemma: Marriage or Education?

In Tajikistan, many girls are forbidden to continue their studies after high school graduation. It is believed that Tajik woman’s destiny is to get married, raise children, to take care of her husband and his parents. Therefore, for many girls, a diploma of higher education becomes an obstacle to family life. (more…)

11.03.19
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“Nobody Departed to Iraq and Syria from Here”. How Villages of Tajikistan Counteract Extremism

 In mid-February, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan, Sirojiddin Muhriddin, said that the country had begun the work on returning its citizens from Syria and Iraq. In recent years, nearly two thousand people departed for there. However, the situation in the country is uneven: in some districts, a large number of people join the ranks of extremists, and in other districts, there is not a single person who has departed. (more…)

06.03.19
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Natives of India. Who Are Tajik Gypsies?

The life of Lyuli (Tajik Gypsies, a closed community at all times) and especially questions of their religious affiliation always interested wider public. (more…)

05.03.19
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History of Vaccines: From Shamans To Halal Vaccines

An avalanche of vaccine refusals, and consequently the measles outbreak in Central Asia is only a part of a global trend observed by doctors and researchers across the globe. According to the estimates of WHO experts, in 2018 the number of diseases caused by vaccine refusals increased by 30 per cent. This led to the death of over 100 thousand people, the majority of which were unvaccinated children.
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Tajikistan: Between Hijab and Secularism

A bill banning hijabs wearing in public and private institutions is being developed in Tajikistan. Experts say this initiative interferes with people’s rights and freedoms and that “secularism” is not so much about the external form, as about content.
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05.02.19
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Chinese Companies in Khatlon: Investment or Expansion?

The contribution of Chinese companies to the agricultural development in the south of Tajikistan becomes increasingly notable in recent years. Farmers are satisfied with steady pay and timely payments, whereas experts say local residents could earn on these lands.
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01.02.19
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Converted Tajiks Are Afraid to Talk About Their New Faith

Most of the Tajiks who changed their religion hide their new religious views out of fear of condemnation by others.
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25.01.19
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Central Asia: 10 Year Challenge

What has changed in Central Asian states since 2009?

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23.01.19
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On February 27, 2019, the IWPR Representative Office in Central Asia, analytical platform CABAR.asia and Center for Chinese Studies “China Center” in Almaty organized a round table on the to..

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