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.

 

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

Introducing Internews' Data Journalism Microsite

Internews Data Journalism Adviser, Eva Constantaras introduces datajournalism.internews.org, a site designed to provide journalists with the skills to measure and communicate the most urgent development challenges facing their communities, the...

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Date: 12 сентября 2018

Kyrgyzstan survives on money made by migrant workers, but it doesn’t know how to spend it

SAVIA HASANOVA and ANNA KAPUSHENKO 12 November 2018   This article was originally published on Kloop, a Kyrgyz investigative website. We translate it here with their permission. Altynai, 24, doesn’t know what she will...

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Date: 24 августа 2018

Training on metrics in Bishkek helped to get insights on audience needs

Fifteen media managers and editors from Bishkek-based and regional media outlets took part at the Kyrgyzstan Media Days and Digital Development workshop on audience engagement conducted on April 23-25....

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Date: 17 мая 2018

Audience Engagement Training of Trainers

    Internews in the Kyrgyz Republic, in partnership with FHI360 and with the support of USAID, is pleased to announce the Audience Engagement Training of Trainers (TOT) competition....

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Date: 22 марта 2018

The Engaging Content Grants competition

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS The Engaging Content Grants competition “Cultivating Media Independence Initiative Activity in the Kyrgyz Republic” (Media-K) Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic Deadline for applications: March 14, 2018; 16:00 Open...

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Date: 26 февраля 2018

Data-Journalism Hackathon “Hack poverty” will be held in AUCA

School of Data in Kyrgyzstan will hold a 48-hour data-journalism hackathon (#hackpoverty) at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) on March 3-4. March 3 is the Open Data...

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Date: 12 февраля 2018

Data journalism becomes more powerful

Six journalists and Internews fellowship holders participated in the five-day training course "If Data could talk" by Anastasia Valeeva, professor of American University in Central Asia. Azizbek Janaliev, Saviia...

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Date: 23 января 2018