Journalists of Osh, Batken and Jalal-Abad Learned More About the Conflict-Sensitive Journalism
On April 1-3, the Media Dialogue project, together with the National Mediation Center, conducted trainings on conflict-sensitive journalism and the legal aspects of the activities of journalists during the election period for representatives of regional multimedia centers, independent mass media, academics and students of journalism departments, Territorial Election Commissions, media sector and civil society of Osh, Batken and Jalal-Abad regions. The training covered such topics as causes of conflicts, conflict analysis tools, conflict-sensitive approach to journalism, hate speech in the media, fake news, and the importance of conflict analysis for journalists. Particular attention was paid to the session on information support for elections, since the risks of conflicts increase during this period.
The leading trainer of the event, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Republican Community of Mediators of the Kyrgyz Republic, Gulsina Kozhoyarova, noted that the participants show particular interest in sessions on the rights and obligations of the media, especially during the election period, voter information and election campaigning.
“Together with the journalists of Osh, Jalal-Abad and Batken regions, I attended a three-day training on conflict sensitive journalism. The training was indeed useful, especially I liked how closely trainers interacted with the participants and constantly asked for feedback. We were able not only to gain new knowledge on conflict-sensitive journalism, but also to analyze our previous experience related to conflict situations,” said Aziza Pusurmankulova, one of the participants.
Photos of the slide-show: @Gulsina Kozhoyarova