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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.

“It’s My Child, I’ll Do Whatever I Want.” Why Uzbekistanis Refuse Vaccination

Health workers in Uzbekistan say parents more often refuse to have their children vaccinated because of fear of complications, on religious grounds, and some say “it makes no sense” and “it’s my child, I’ll do whatever I want”.

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Uzbekistan Raises Pressure on Religious Organisations

Raids on Baptists, refusal to register religious organisations, persecutions and surveillance over representatives of certain faiths – all these facts have been reported in Uzbekistan by human rights activists despite the reforms declared by the authorities. There’s an opinion that persecutions of Protestants become more intensive under the pretext of countering missionary activities.
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Is Uzbekistan Free from Forced Cotton-Picking?

As monitored by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), almost all citizens of Uzbekistan involved in cotton-picking this year have worked on the fields as volunteers, while the country has made titanic efforts to eradicate forced labour. However, the findings of independent human rights activists contravene the official data.
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11.12.18
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Uzbekistan: How They Restore Fishing Industry in Aral Region

The authorities of Uzbekistan try to restore fishing industry in South Aral Sea region by tax exemptions and millions worth financial investments, yet have failed to solve the problem of water scarcity.
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Central Asian Hydropower System: Doomed to Joint Development

The potential of Central Asian states to provide electricity grows each year, but hydropower issues have to be solved together, taking into account the interests of all Central Asian countries, experts say.
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Uzbekistan: A New Journalist-making “Factory”

According to experts, the monopoly in the preparation of future journalists of the newly created University of Journalism and Mass Communications of Uzbekistan will not have such a positive impact as deemed by the authorities.
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28.11.18
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Commodity Turnover at Dostuk Checkpoint: Silence, Boom, Decline

More than a year has passed after the loosening of control at the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border. During this period, over two million people have crossed Dostuk checkpoint, which is seven times more compared to the similar period before the thaw in relations between the states. This has also affected the strengthening of kinship relationships, queues at the border and the growth of commodity turnover.
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Prison Term for Likes, Shares. How Central Asia Counters Extremism in Social Media

According to experts, the authorities in the region should revise the rigid policy of imprisonment for unintentional actions in social media.
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30.10.18
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Uzbek President Builds New Relations with Vladimir Putin

On October 18-19, Russian president is arriving at Uzbekistan on a state visit.

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When Will the ‘Honey Moon’ Between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan End?

The strategic partnership agreement between the two republics is a serious test of possible strengthening of cooperation, as analysts said.
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IWPR Expert Meeting: Complex Measures Need to Be Taken to Reduce GBAO Social Tension

IWPR Tajikistan hosted online conference “Situation in Gorno-Badakhshan: External Perspective”. The leading experts of analytical and research centers of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhsta..

CABAR.asia 18.12.18
IWPR Launches CABAR.asia Media School

The CABAR.asia media school will let experts and journalists take part in on-going training through a series of video lessons and trainings from professionals...

CABAR.asia 04.12.18
Regional Meeting of Participants of CABAR.asia School of Analytics Held in Dushanbe

Young analysts and journalists from Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have discussed challenges and trends in their countries in 2019 at a three-day meeting, held a regional m..

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