Review Category : Multi-Language Media

Regional Public Broadcaster “Yntymak” receives technical assistance

OSCE Center conveyed to the Public Regional Broadcaster (ORTRK) “Yntymak” 1 computer, 2 netbooks, 2 TV-sets and hardware package as a technical assistance. The event was held on April 1, in Osh. “Main objective of this event is support of pluralistic mass media, promoting idea of tolerance and peaceful construction as an effective instruments of conflict resolution”, — said Artiom ...

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Unhealed Wounds of Osh

A look at continuing discrimination and failure of justice three years after deadly ethnic clashes in south Kyrgyzstan. Al Jazeera made a documentary in Osh city 3 years later after ethnic clashes, which took place in the south of Kyrgyzstan in June 2010. Documentary mentioned a positive role of public television and radio company “Yntymak” which kept informing Uzbek speaking ...

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Yntymak is the third most-popular radio in Osh city

With cofunding from Search for Common Ground, Internews contracted the local research company Di Group to study the size, demographics, and preferences of Yntymak’s TV and radio audiences in Osh and Jalalabad cities and oblasts in June-July 2013. They also conducted focus groups to evaluate audience perceptions of Yntymak’s content quality and social impact. Yntymak Radio: Yntymak Radio has been ...

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Radio Yntymak promotes inter-ethnic peace

The multi-lingual radio station is bridging a gap between Kyrgyzstan’s Uzbek minority and the rest of the country. Listeners and viewers in southern Kyrgyzstan are learning tolerance from a fledgling public TV and radio station. Analysts credit Yntymak for helping stabilise the south and for contributing to stronger inter-ethnic peace after the violent inter-ethnic clashes of 2010. “I like Radio ...

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Kyrgyzstani Multilingual Broadcaster Celebrates One Year of Promoting Harmony

Yntymak, a multilingual TV and radio station in southern Kyrgyzstan, celebrated its one-year anniversary with a public ceremony and concert on September 5. Yntymak (which means “harmony” or “accord” in both Kyrgyz and Uzbek) was cofounded by Internews and the government of Kyrgyzstan to promote inter-ethnic reconciliation between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks following a spate of ethnic violence in the South ...

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Project: Multi-language media “Yntymak”

In collaboration with the Kyrgyz Government, Internews has set-up a multi-language media production studio called “Yntymak” (roughly, “harmony”) in Osh (the epicenter of the 2010 interethnic conflict between the local Kyrgyz and Uzbek ethnic communities). The station trains and employs local journalists of all ethnicities to work side-by-side producing objective radio and TV content in Kyrgyz, Uzbek, and Russian. Because ...

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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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