• 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

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    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.

  • Conference Emphasizes the Important Role Public Broadcasting Plays in a Democracy

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    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Kyrgyzstan is the first and only country in the Central Asian region to establish a public service broadcaster, a publically-funded TV and radio company whose broadcasting serves the public interest, aiming to provide a sense of national community while fulfilling the programming needs of a broad range of constituencies.

  • Internews Loses Beloved Colleague, Tairzhan Bakiyevich Tursunaliev

    Friday, June 13, 2014

    On June 13, 2014 at the age of 53 Tairzhan Bakiyevich Tursunaliev, the permanent Technical Manager in the Southern region of the Representative Office of Internews Network in the Kyrgyz Republic suddenly passed away. Tairzhan Bakiyevich’s contribution to development of journalism of the Kyrgyz Republic can’t be overestimated. He brought up more than one generation of talented journalists, cameramen and radio workers.

    Internews Network staff expresses deep condolences to the family and close people of Tair Tursulaniev.

    The loving memory of him will remain in our hearts forever.

  • Kyrgyzstani Multilingual Broadcaster Celebrates One Year of Promoting Harmony

    Thursday, September 12, 2013

    Yntymak, a multilingual TV and radio station in southern Kyrgyzstan, celebrated its one-year anniversary with a public ceremony and concert on September 5. Yntymak (which means “harmony” or “accord” in both Kyrgyz and Uzbek) was cofounded by Internews and the government of Kyrgyzstan to promote inter-ethnic reconciliation between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks following a spate of ethnic violence in the South in 2010.

    The station broadcasts TV and radio content in Kyrgyz, Uzbek, and Russian in Kyrgyzstan’s southern Osh and Jalalabad provinces.

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

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    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.