Media-K project

The project “Cultivating Media Independence Initiative” known as Media-K, the three-year project (2017-2020) focuses on the development of independent media in Kyrgyzstan.

Since October 2017 the project has been implementing in partnership with FHI360 and supported by assistance the US Agency for international development (USAID).

The project is focused on improving citizens’ access to diverse and balanced information that helps people make informed decisions and reflects the public interest.

Media-K seeks to enhance the professionalism and independence of media in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Internews in Kyrgyzstan:

  • provides institutional support to selected key partners on a competitive basis, encouraging the production of their own products, the placement of more attractive multimedia content to increase advertising revenues. Consulting on business practices and the audience research use contributes to partners sustainability on the media market.
  • awards grants to produce high-quality digital content and innovative formats creation that respond to audience demands and increase access to diverse and balanced information
  • award annual scholarships on data journalism;
  • in partnership with the private sector to introduce people-meter audience measurement system — people meter
  • host the annual «Media Toptoo» Industrial forum to bring together professionals from the independent media outlets and Internet-based information agencies.
  • Internews host the annual Media Award  STREMLENIE – Aspiration, a prize for significant professional achievements among national media’s journalists.


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