• Ecofriendly in Central Asia

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    (This story was originally posted on Medium)

    Can you live “green” in Central Asia? Olga Geyne tried. And she let thousands on the web watch.

  • Improved Reporting on the Environment a New Emphasis for Internews in Central Asia

    A man stands at a podium with a sign behind him.
    Friday, April 29, 2016

    Internews will be focusing on reporting on the environment and natural resources in Central Asia under a new project financially supported by the European Union. The project aims to enhance regional efforts to improve citizens’ and policy-makers’ access to information and communication on the issues.

  • Central Asia Media Join Forces

    USAID: From the American People
    Thursday, August 6, 2015

    (Internews' media project in Central Asia is covered in this article from USAID.)

    “I appreciated the chance to work closely with my regional colleagues and got ideas for exchanging content more actively and further developing our website.”

  • Local TV Stations Help Citizens Get Results

    Four woman sewing
    Thursday, February 13, 2014

    Local independent TV stations in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan are providing citizens with a platform to showcase their successes and call attention to problems they encounter in their communities.

  • "Open Asia" Helps Inform Communities about Local Environmental Concerns

    Two journalists work on a laptop computer
    Wednesday, February 27, 2013

    In the spring of 2012, melting snow and heavy rains caused mudflows and flash floods across Kyrgyzstan. The Ministry of Emergencies did not have the money or resources to deal adequately with the crisis, and residents were left to fend for themselves after the floods destroyed their homes and belongings.

  • Youth-Focused Projects Lead the Field at Social Innovation Camp Central Asia 2012

    Young man holds up a easel paper while another man films through a iPad
    Tuesday, July 10, 2012

    The second annual Central Asia-wide Social Innovation Camp took place from May 31-June 2 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Fifty young web designers, programmers, bloggers and activists were selected to take part of the event out of 138 applicants from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

    Over the course of 36 hours, 420 cups of coffee, and 360 cups of tea, teams developed seven concepts for online applications with a social goal into functioning prototypes. In addition, Internews Kazakhstan staff offered master classes on inspiring social online start-ups and monetizing online civic initiatives.

  • M@trix TV Program Excites Central Asian Youth about Technology and Innovation

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    Monday, April 30, 2012

    M@trix is a youth-oriented TV program focusing on the latest developments in Internet and technology, reported by young journalists and reaching an audience of 13-25-year-olds across Central Asia.

    “I first found out about Facebook through M@trix,” said Aktan Mazaipova, a student and viewer in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. “Afterwards, I figured it out myself and learned how to use the social network. I learned about Twitter and blogs through M@trix later.”

  • Combating Corruption Among Traffic Police in Kazakhstan through Online Video

    Friday, March 2, 2012

    Karaganda, Kazakhstan. Lawyer Ruslan Lazuta had had enough of being stopped on the road by police alleging that he violated traffic laws when he knew he had not. The officers didn’t want to write him a ticket – they counted on drivers, unsure of their rights and eager to be on their way, who would be willing to pay a small “fee” directly to the officer in order to settle the matter on the spot.