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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