Review Category : Projects

Project: TV Exchage

The project’s News Exchange component allows small regional stations to share news clips and stories from around the country with one another, helping to unite largely isolated communities and enabling them to borrow solutions to common problems from one another. By connecting independent TV stations in a larger network, Internews helps these broadcasters compete against state-owned stations with deeper financial ...

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Project: Legal Advocacy

Internews funds local media support organizations to provide consultations to journalists and media outlets on legal issues such as copyright law, licensing, state registration, advertising, and defamation, and to defend them in court in case of lawsuits. Media support organizations are involved in strengthening media related laws to facilitate the development of independent information environment in the Kyrgyz Republic. Media ...

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“Open Asia” Helps Inform Communities about Local Environmental Concerns

In the spring of 2012, melting snow and heavy rains caused mudflows and flash floods across Kyrgyzstan. The Ministry of Emergencies did not have the money or resources to deal adequately with the crisis, and residents were left to fend for themselves after the floods destroyed their homes and belongings. The story was covered by Internews’ weekly TV news magazine ...

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Kyrgyzstan: Language and Media Still Sensitive Subjects in Southern Regions

(This article from EurasiaNet.org discusses a radio station launched by Internews.) Osh, Kyrgyzstan’s southern capital, is calmer than it’s been in ages. The hostile vibe that has prevailed since inter-ethnic rioting in 2010 seems to be slowly dissipating – evidenced by the fact that Kyrgyz and (some) Uzbeks can be seen strolling in the city’s parks together on weekends. But ...

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Yntymak Radio Aims to Reconcile Uzbek and Kyrgyz Communities after Violence in Southern Kyrgyzstan

This video by Azattyk+ (Radio Liberty’s Kyrgyzstani service) shows Yntymak’s young staff at work in the studio. Violence that broke out between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbek communities in southern Kyrgyzstan in June, 2010 left nearly 500 people dead and more than 400,000 displaced from their homes. While the threat of violence has since subsided, mistrust between the two groups remains ...

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