Review Category : Internews News

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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The expert from Lithuania on the reform of the public service broadcaster

Foreign experts on public broadcasting Dainius Radzevičius (Lithuania), Christian Schneider (Germany) and Angela Sirbu (Moldova ) held 3 days seminar for members of the Advisory Board and Kyrgyz Public Broadcasting Corporation (KPBC) management. The seminar was designed to discuss the formation of public broadcasting, the role of Advisory Board, the problems and prospects of public TV. The experts shared their ...

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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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New Media Seminars Encourage Youth in Kyrgyzstan to Mobilize Their Communities for Social Change

Part of InternewsNext, a series highlighting 30 youth-led media initiatives. Through the series of seminars “Youth Ideas in New and Traditional Media,” Internews has been teaching youth in cities and towns throughout Kyrgyzstan to use traditional and online media to help solve local problems. Each 5-day training attracts 15-23-year-old students and volunteers from local NGOs who want to learn about ...

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M@trix TV Program Excites Central Asian Youth about Technology and Innovation

Part of InternewsNext, a series highlighting 30 youth-led media initiatives. M@trix is a youth-oriented TV program focusing on the latest developments in Internet and technology, reported by young journalists and reaching an audience of 13-25-year-olds across Central Asia. “I first found out about Facebook through M@trix,” said Aktan Mazaipova, a student and viewer in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. “Afterwards, I figured it ...

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Promise-Tracking Website Holds Politicians Accountable to the Public in Kyrgyzstan

With 16 candidates running in Kyrgyzstan’s presidential elections in October 2011, even dedicated followers of politics had trouble deciding which one represented the best choice for the country. Internews and its local partner organization Internet Movement created the online tool Politmer.kg to help voters differentiate between candidates’ positions on pressing issues facing the country, including constitutional reform, national reconciliation following ...

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