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Media Dialogue participates in the Annual Partnership Media Conference devoted to Information and Press Day

On 13 November 2020, the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic in close collaboration with the Media Dialogue Project will hold the Annual Partnership Media Conference, devoted to the Information and Press Day. The Conference focuses on topics such as Information and digital security under COVID-19 and post-pandemic period, the Concept of the Information Policy of the Kyrgyz Republic till 2025, security of journalists and media outlets, influence of the social networks on the elections, including hate speech.

The Concept of Information Policy till 2025 was elaborated with the support of the Media Dialogue project in  close partnership with representatives of the media sector. The draft of the Concept will be presented at the Media Conference by the Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic Nurzhigit Kadyrbekov.

A member of the Media Dialogue project’s Initiative group Nurdin Duishenbekov will also intervene to present a report on the lessons learned for media sector, where he will focus on physical attacks to journalists and to the bloggers on social networks as well as on violation of the freedom of speech and expression. Moreover, a report on the role of social networks on the elections will be presented, with a focus on instances of hate speech during the electoral campaign for the 2020 parliamentary elections.

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“Media Dialogue” project is funded by the European Union through the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace and runs until late spring 2021. “Media Dialogue”. The project is implemented by a consortium of five organisations: European Partnership for Democracy, European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA Europe), ARTICLE 19, Westminster Foundation for Democracy and the Media Policy Institute. Detailed information about the Project is available here: https://mediadialogue.kg/en/about-the-project/

In order to get additional information about the Project or the current and future opportunities please call Asel Moldokmatova, Program and Logistics Assistance, at +996504222408 or aselmoldokmatova@epd.eu; or with Cholpon Nogoibaeva, Project Manager, at +996504222407 or cholponnogoibaeva@epd.eu

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