As Kyrgyzstan heads towards reforms to its constitution, critics point out that the document was completely overhauled just five years ago. They argue that there is no convincing case for the proposed changes, which they believe will benefit senior politicians rather than the nation as a whole.
Authorities try to weed out people who might pose security threats from others returning from Syria. (more…)

Suspects in cases of sexual violence against children can currently avoid trial if they reach an out-of-court settlement.

Syrian jihad won’t be replicated by returning combatants, but fundamentalist ideals are long-established in Central Asia and won’t go away, regional expert says.
Proposed law envisages a year in jail for anyone deemed to be promoting a“positive attitude” to homosexuality.


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IWPR Kyrgyzstan is LOOKING for a Communications INTERN

IWPR Kyrgyzstan is currently looking for a highly motivated and organized young individual for the position of the Communications Intern. We are seeking an ambitious and creative person who.. 02.05.18
IWPR and OSCE Academy in Bishkek To Enhance Capacity of Young Experts in Central Asia

The Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) and OSCE Academy in Bishkek launch the three-year project to enhance the capacity of the new generation of analysts and journalists in Centra.. 23.02.18
IWPR  in Tajikistan Awarded Best Journalists Covering Radicalism, Human Rights and Religious Liberties

The IWPR representative office in Tajikistan selected best journalistic materials covering the struggle against radicalism in Tajikistan in 2017... 21.12.17