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.

In July 2020, the project was extended for two years until September 30, 2022.

Since October 2017 the project has been implementing in partnership with FHI360 and supported by assistance from 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 partner’s 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 a 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 journalists.

 

Databases and a guide for finding datasets have been created to help journalists In Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

A new study commissioned by Internews maps out the open data infrastructure in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. The mapping provides insight into the available open data resources on socio-economic issues...

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Date: 30 июня 2022

Register for DataFest Online 2022: Data & Technologies in Wartime

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Date: 28 апреля 2022

Terms of reference: Open data mapping in Kyrgyzstan

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Date: 2 декабря 2021

Media literacy through akyn-improvisers. Internews launches a new project to support akyn-storytellers

    In 2022, the Media-K project launches an educational content program to support akyn- improvisers (improvising poets, singers). It aims to teach them new media for a wide...

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Date: 15 ноября 2021

Data 4.0. The prices in Kyrgyzstan and how they affect poverty

Internews Data Journalism Fellows program - 2021 released publications using data from the National Statistical Institute and the World Bank, which provide an analysis of the Basic Food Price...

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Date: 25 марта 2021

Hate speech in the Election Discourse of Kyrgyzstan. Issue 3

This issue №3 is the result of ongoing multilingual media monitoring and analysis of online content in selected online publications and social networks regarding hate speech (hatred) in the...

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Date: 27 октября 2020

264 km for medicine: how they die of cancer in the villages of Kyrgyzstan. Data - Article

Journalists in the data department of the online publication “Cactus Media”, using an example of a story, showed that the relatives of oncology patients living in villages need to...

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Date: 8 июля 2020

Kyrgyzstan is in the top 3 countries by the number of infections among doctors. Data-Article

Based on open data, journalists from the 24.kg news agency of the Media-K Internews project found out that “one of the main causes of infection of physicians in the...

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Date: 6 июля 2020

Дата-отдел редакции 24.kg показал ситуацию на дорогах в Бишкеке

Internews in Kyrgyzstan’s fellows on data journalism program from the24.kg editorial office in collaboration with the Peshcom initiative prepared the first analytical article on the situation with road traffic in the capital. This...

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Date: 12 марта 2020

Become a Data Communication Fellow at ForSet!

If you are a journalist, communications specialist, or civic activist from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan and you have experience in working with data,...

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Date: 20 марта 2019