Last year, Internews’ partner Dobrye Vesti, an online platform, launched a campaign, in partnership with national media outlets, aimed at raising public awareness on the ubiquity of workplace-based sexual harassment and its impact on the status of women in Kazakhstan.
In Central Asia, as in other parts of the world, “fake news” and propaganda are becoming more prevalent and citizens are starting to understand that they need to take measures to combat the onslaught.
In December 2017, the President of Kazakhstan signed a series of amendments to the country’s media law (Amendments and Alterations to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Information and Communication).
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.
Sharing solutions and content allows outlets to stay in business.
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.