Spreading Media Literacy in Central Asia
An International forum in Almaty, Kazakhstan
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).