Media Dialogue Newsletter
Bishkek, October 9, 2020
Attacks on journalists and interference in their reporting activities as well as Internet and telecommunications disruptions took place after protests erupted on 5 October in response to the announced election results. The Media Dialogue project partners, Media Policy Institute (MPI) and Article 19, denounced recent attacks on journalists and restrictions on access to communications and Internet and appealed to law enforcement for proper investigation. Links to the statements here:
- Заявление медиасообщества в связи с нападением на журналистов
- Ограничение доступа к связи и интернет — это ограничение конституционных прав кыргызстанцев
- Kyrgyzstan: Attacks on journalists and access to information following disputed election
In these difficult days for Kyrgyzstan following the annulment of the results of 2020 parliamentary elections, the Media dialogue grantees are reporting and covering post-election developments throughout the country.
- «Elgezit.kg» electronic newspaper
- Information agency «24kg»
- «Новые лица» newspaper
- Information agency «АКИpress»
- TV channel «TV1KG»
- Internet newspaper «ПолитКлиника»
- News website «Клооп»
- Information agency «media»
- Radio«Салам Медиа»
- TV channel «Т-Медиа»
- Radio «Волна Иссык-Куля»
- News website«Govori TV»
The Media Dialogue project is funded by the European Union and runs until end of 2021. Its objective is to harness the power of the media in safeguarding conflict-free elections. We have been delivering training and capacity-building activities to help media actors supply accurate and trustworthy election-related content to the citizens of Kyrgyzstan so that they can make informed choices.
We work with print, online and broadcast media outlets as well as production houses, individual journalists, online activists and influencers. Our events serve to improve their editorial standards, upgrade their digital skills, and inject an innovative spirit into the content they produce. The project is engaging government officials, parliamentary deputies, non-governmental and civil society organisations as well as members of the Central Electoral Commission and its territorial branches in an effort to create a more conducive election environment. We collaborate with the media and civil society communities to enhance self-regulation in the media sector and make it more robust and resilient to political manipulation or restrictive measures.
Our programme includes activities to increase the economic independence of the media by providing monetisation workshops, innovative digital content generation events and innovative media start-ups initiatives. We also cooperate with Kyrgyz universities and institutions providing journalism education to boost their curricula and link them up with European counterparts through exchange programmes. All our activities are delivered by a mix of international and local trainers and consultants exploiting areas of expertise offered by each of the Consortium Partners.
For more information about the Project or current and forthcoming opportunities, please get in touch with our project specialist Asel Moldokmatova at +996504222408 0r firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Project Manager, Cholpon Nogoibaeva, at +996504222407 or email@example.com.
In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, Media Dialogue has been adjusting its activities in line with WHO recommendations and national regulations of the countries involved in the project. Our priority is not to expose any beneficiaries, experts or staff to risks associated with the virus but at the same time to continue delivering the planned Action with every effort made to meet its objectives and maintain its effectiveness in the limiting and challenging circumstances.