Experts emphasise the need for close cooperation between media and non-governmental sector for effective resolution of social problems.
This is the first edition of a quarterly newsletter called Central Asia Focus, containing information about IWPR’s activities in the region and a selection of the most popular stories we have published.
The focus is on conflict issues and the rights and interests of women and young people. The text is illustrated with vivid photo galleries. The newsletter will go out to state institutions, human rights groups and media organisations in Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and to rights activists from Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
Central Asia Focus is being produced under the IWPR project Building Bridges/Building Capacity Using Media: Conflict Prevention in Central Asia, supported by the Foreign Ministry of Norway.
The quarterly newsletter Human Rights in Central Asia, produced under the Building Human Rights Protection and Education Through the Media in Central Asia Project, funded by the European Commission, contains comprehensive information about the project’s activities in the region (round tables, public discussions, and training events) and the human rights stories posted on the IWPR website that attracted the most public attention.