Review Category : Supporting Public Broadcaster

After an official investigation, KTRK closes its talk-show for half a year

The direction of KTRK canceled the broadcasting of the leading talk show «Highlander`s talk show» for half a year because of “Nazi” statements by the former director of the Writers’ Union, Abdrahman Alymbaev, during a live in December 2014 On June 10, KTRK released a report by the special commission on one of the issues of the talk-show, recommending to ...

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Kyrgyzstan has a permanent training center for media and communication

Created by KTRK, Kyrgyzstan’s National training center for media and communication has been working for more than a year now. And with great success. The training center aims to improve the quality of local journalism. Adel Laisheva, the center’s director, tells us about its creation, objectives and future plans. The idea to create a training center for a national news ...

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Andreas Hedfors: “Press freedom is the best defense against authoritarianism”

Swedish journalist Andreas Hedfors is the author of Andreas and the secret of Kyrgyzstan: a journalistic adventure, in which he describes his “extreme” experience in Kyrgyz radio NTRK. 1,500 copies of the book were printed. When and how did you get the idea to write this book? I worked in Central Asia for five years, and came back to Sweden ...

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KTKR press-tour in Issyk-Kul region: people are concerned with ecology, culture and roads

During meetings between KTRK representatives and residents of the Issyk-Kul region, discussions focused on environmental and cultural issues as well as the condition of roads. The main task of the press tour was to meet with KTRK consumers, in other words with ordinary TV and radio audience, and collect criticism and suggestions to improve the media. The meetings were held ...

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How journalists should work during the elections?

“Specifics in the work of journalists during the election campaign” –  is the theme of specialized seminars for regional media which runs from 12 to 14 June 2015 in the  Bishkek city. About three dozen of journalists, the seminar participants will receive theoretical and practical skills of how to work during election campaigns and during the elections. Specially invited trainers ...

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Liliana Vitu: “Journalists should provide a balanced and accurate coverage of the pre-election period and the campaign”

Coming this fall, the parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan and methods of work of  journalists were in the spotlight during the past three days: from 19 to 21 June 2015. The seminar “Specifics in the work of journalists during the election campaign” was hosted for journalists based in Bishkek. At the opening of the event which has attracted interest of around ...

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KTRK “mobile application makes it easy to access content”

Public TV Radio Broadcasting Corporation of Kyrgyzstan launched its own mobile application that allows users to receive information on their mobile devices. The management of KTRK believe that the launch of a mobile application corresponds to the policy of Broadcasting Corporation – facilitating access to information and materials. Now, mobile users will be able to read the news on 2-3 ...

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Scope of work for Evaluator of the “Supporting Public Broadcaster” project in Kyrgyzstan

Internews wishes to contract a consultant to design and conduct a mid-term and final evaluation of the “Supporting Public Broadcaster” project in Kyrgyzstan, funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The overall goal of the project implemented by Internews is to strengthen public service broadcasters in Kyrgyzstan in order to enhance access to balanced and objective information for ...

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OTKR will launch “Ala-Too 24” channel

The public news outlet OTKR will inaugurate the “Ala-Too 24” channel in the course of the year, announced Ilym Karypbekov at a parliamentary committee meeting. According to the General Director of the Public TV-Radio Broadcasting Corporation of Kyrgyzstan, material and human resources are sufficient to ensure non-strop broadcasting. However, funds are still needed for the relay. OTKR is broadcasted across ...

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The Kyrgyz Parliament approves KTRK Advisory Board’s annual report

Kyrgyzstan’s Parliament took note of OTRK’s annual report, brought to them by the channel’s chairman, Abdy Satarov. The report highlights possible measures to improve the media’s content and programming as well as its technical and human resources. It also draws attention to several organizational deficiencies. During the session, deputies raised issues concerning the quality and impartiality of OTRK’s information. Questions ...

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