Socio-economic Impact of COVID-19 and Media Consumption among Vulnerable Communities in Central Asia

A new study commissioned by Internews examines how vulnerable communities consume news and information in Central Asia. Revealing widespread mistrust of information providers, the study points to the difficulty of reaching communities with verified information, particularly on COVID-19.

The quantitative data survey queried approximately 2,000 respondents across vulnerable communities in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, complemented by 500 qualitative semi-structured in-depth interviews and 120 interviews with content producers – journalists and bloggers across the region.