Media trainers from Central Asian countries will improve skill on covering conflict-sensitive topics


The 10-day Training of Trainers (TOT) on conflict-sensitive journalism will start on June 18 with participation 20 of media representatives, civil journalists, media experts and trainers from Central Asia - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.


The training will take place within the frameworks of the “Contributing to stability and peace in Central Asia through media literacy, improved reporting and regional cooperation” Project, funded by the European Union and implemented by Internews. This project aims to support national and regional initiatives that help prevent radicalization in Central Asia, through capacity building of journalists, civic activists and media professionals to produce high-quality media content, as well as raising the level of critical media consumption of representatives of civil society, decision-makers and citizens.


The main goal of TOT is to equip the trainers from 5 Central Asian countries with the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare and conduct two types of trainings: for media professionals – on the conflict-sensitive journalism, and for press secretaries of state agencies – to create high-quality content on conflict-sensitive topics for social networks and mobile messengers.


In TOT, 20 media trainers will be trained – four from each CA country, whose personal composition is determined taking into account the recommendations of the country partners of the project. As a result of training, they will receive ready-made training modules adapted to the situation in countries, the level of training and the needs of the target audience.

The Training of Trainers is part of the capacity building program, which envisaged not only the training of media trainers, but also the support of partners for conducting training sessions in each country. Until the end of the project, at least 250 media specialists, civil society activists and public relations officers will be trained in content preparation technologies on conflict sensitive topics.

Mr. Peter Du Toit, Master Coach of the TOT is a consultant and media trainer, conducted trainings for Internews on covering conflict-sensitive topics in different countries of the world. He will conduct the training in Central Asia first time in partnership with the expert on prevention of violent extremism from Albany Associates, and with the expert in the field of cyber and information security from the Public Foundation "Civil Initiative of Internet Policy" and other project experts.

TOT will be taking place in the Smart Hotel during June 18-28, 2018. 

For more information, please contact Farhod Rahmatov, Project Director, by tel.: +996 (312) 98-68-80 ext. 305, or by e-mail: [email protected]