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Kyrgyz Investigative Journalists Drive Change: Investigative reports published as part of an IWPR training programme in Kyrgyzstan are leading to real changes on the ground.

One story led to direct government intervention in a crucial irrigation project after the IWPR-trained journalist uncovered evidence of systematic corruption.

Guljan Altymyshbaeva’s report revealed how graft and malpractice during its construction meant the newly built Besh-Batman water channel in southern Kyrgyzstan did not function properly.

This negligence in a state-run project meant that local farmers were still not receiving irrigation supplies.

The story, published at CABAR.asia website, led to the Kyrgyz agriculture ministry’s department of water resources launching an internal investigation.

The department then ensured the channel was repaired and the pipes connecting it to the actual agricultural lands were cleaned.

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Kyrgyz Investigative Journalists Drive Change: Investigative reports published as part of an IWPR training programme in Kyrgyzstan are leading to real changes on the ground.One story led to direct government intervention in a crucial irrigation project after the IWPR-trained journalist uncovered evidence of systematic corruption.Guljan Altymyshbaeva’s report revealed how graft and malpractice during its construction meant the newly built Besh-Batman water channel in southern Kyrgyzstan did not function properly.This negligence in a state-run project meant that local farmers were still not receiving irrigation supplies.The story, published at CABAR.asia website, led to the Kyrgyz agriculture ministry’s department of water resources launching an internal investigation.The department then ensured the channel was repaired and the pipes connecting it to the actual agricultural lands were cleaned.Kyrgyz Investigative Journalists Drive Change: Investigative reports published as part of an IWPR training programme in Kyrgyzstan are leading to real changes on the ground.One story led to direct government intervention in a crucial irrigation project after the IWPR-trained journalist uncovered evidence of systematic corruption.Guljan Altymyshbaeva’s report revealed how graft and malpractice during its construction meant the newly built Besh-Batman water channel in southern Kyrgyzstan did not function properly.This negligence in a state-run project meant that local farmers were still not receiving irrigation supplies