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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.

Are Kyrgyzstan’s Leaders Serious About War on Corruption?

Recent detention of senior figures looks good but may not herald a more comprehensive drive to root out corrupt officials. (more…)
06.08.15
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Access to Information Curbed in Tajikistan

New law seen as restricting media diversity and journalists’ ability to find things out. (more…)
05.08.15
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Kyrgyzstan Bares Teeth at Washington

After two decades of accepting American economic and humanitarian support, the government decides its donors are meddling.
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30.07.15
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Tajik Flood Victims Say Help Slow in Coming

Government says it is mobilising aid but villagers say more is urgently needed.
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Islamic State Link to Kyrgyzstan Firefight

The security service says robust action prevented major attacks on local targets. (more…)
28.07.15
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Tajiks Talk Up Afghan Spillover Risks

Government think-tank says 8,000 militants are operating in parts of Afghanistan near to the Tajik frontier. Experts in Tajikistan are warning of an imminent threat from Islamic militants based just over the border in Afghanistan. (more…)
20.07.15
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Kyrgyz Politics Still Too Close to the Mob?

Organised crime has had a symbiotic relationship with the political world for years.Ahead of Kyrgyzstan’s parliamentary election later this year, a former top security officer has warned of the continuing links between politics and organised crime. 
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15.07.15
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Kyrgyz Constitutional Change Delayed, Not Dropped

President agrees tactical retreat on controversial legislation, but insists change is inevitable. (more…)
13.07.15
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Kyrgyzstan Judge’s Dismissal Looks Like Government Interference

 
Case highlights wider concerns about an executive that seems to be trying to mould the constitutional court into a weak, pliable institution. (more…)
01.07.15
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New Trade Rules No Barrier to Kyrgyz Contraband

Strategic position and porous borders makes Central Asian state ideal location for trading, and smuggling too. (more…)
17.06.15
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