Workshops on Priority Directions of Information Policy Concept of the Kyrgyz Republic took place in Bishkek and regions
The European Partnership for Democracy has been supporting the elaboration of the Information Policy Concept of the Kyrgyz Republic in the framework of the Media Dialogue project. On March 4, a workshop was held to define the key problems and challenges affecting priority areas that will be addressed by the Concept. The process of developing and drafting of the Information Policy Concept is based on principles of inclusivity and participation. Therefore, a similar workshop took place in Osh, Jalal-Abad and Batken regions on March 11-12, to further develop and discuss the challenges identified also with media representatives from the southern regions.
Priority directions include the legal framework of information policy, digital sovereignty and development of national content, development of the media sector, and professionalization of media community.
“The task of today’s discussion is to supplement to key problems since each region has its specifics. It was important for us to hear the opinion and vision of the journalists of Osh, Jalal-Abad and Batken regions from different media about what the priority areas of the Concept should be. We have heard and collected the opinions and ideas that are being put forward throughout the country,” Media Dialogue project manager Cholpon Nogoibayeva during the event in Jalal-Abad.
Diana Raimzhaniva Deputy Director Jalal-Abad Regional Media Center shared her impression from the event: “Journalists from state and independent media, as well as activists, came to the workshop today to discuss together vital problems and challenges facing the media sector. We appreciate that the Media Dialogue project organized this workshop, as our voices will be heard and our proposals will be taken into account when adopting the Concept.”