Internews declares closing of the small grants program

Within the “Support of Media Initiatives in Central Asia” five-year project the Representative Office of Internews Network in the Kyrgyz Republic supported production of high-quality, socially oriented television programs and carried out their distribution via NAU TV satellite channel in five countries of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan (distribution of programs in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan was suspended in 2013). This project was carried out with support of USAID from October, 2009 to September, 2014.

One of the project components supported production of TV programs for the purpose of assisting local TV stations and creative groups in production of the qualitative product focused on presenting the real, legal, economic and social problems which locals face in their everyday life, but are rarely shown on television.

In 5 years Internews supported production of several television programs in Kyrgyzstan. They are: “Pikirim bar” program (I have an opinion) (a talk-show on youth problems in Osh); “Chyndyk” program (the Truth) (covering problems of local community and solutions in Jalal-Abad area); “The Situation” (special reporting on the public and social phenomena); “Kyrgyzstan in persons” (the special reporting on people making contribution to development of the country); “Elet” (the program about regions of the republic and their inhabitants); and also set of other programs.

Representative Office of Internews Network in the Kyrgyz Republic sincerely thanks all partners and grantees of this component and informs that this component of the project comes to the end on September 30, 2014. Continuation isn’t provided further, applications aren’t accepted and aren’t considered.

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