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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.

Tajikistan: Early Engagements Warp Girls’ Lives

In some districts of Tajikistan, the old traditions of early engagements are still alive. 12-13 years old girls are betrothed and, most often, they do not even know the groom. Nevertheless, he decides whether a girl can receive further education or even finish the school.


Kyrgyzstan: Who Can Retire Early?

Retirement in Kyrgyzstan is available upon reaching the generally established age, but the law “On state pension social insurance” provides for preferential terms of retirement for some categories of citizens.

Let’s see who in Kyrgyzstan can retire early with expert on pension system Jamilya Toguzbaeva.


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.


Interreligious Dialogue in Kyrgyzstan: Results and Key to the Future

Lack of knowledge and information gap are the main causes of religious conflicts, leaders of various organisations said. They tell about difficulties and build up dialogue with each other within the framework of the interreligious council.



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.

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.

Young Tajiks Fear to Soldier Due to Raids and Dedovschina

The tortures, abuse and soldiers’ deaths from beatings in the Tajik army are the main cause of youth evasion of military service.



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.


Tajikistan: Pain and Resentment of the Highlanders

According to the experts, Dushanbe has to eliminate the causes rather than to fight with the consequences of unresolved problems in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region.


Crackdown Continues on Tajik Mosques

Hundreds of unofficial centres of worship have been forced to shut in recent years. (more…)


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