Residents of southern Kyrgyzstan want to view on OTRK less “boring programs” and more “investigative journalism”

Residents of Leilek region, particularly the city of Isfana, said that OTRK broadcast less issues of “border conflict”, as well as the not enough programs for youth and children. These and other issues were the main topic for discussion during the meetings of OTRK headed by Abdy Satarov, head of the Advisory Board of OTRK. The meeting took place in ...

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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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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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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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