The aim of this study is to analyze the capacity of the media to clearly and simply explain, inform, engage and inspire local communities (specifically on human rights issues, conflict prevention, migration, accountability and corruption) through traditional and new media, the level of professional standards of journalists (traditional and new media) and the media development perspectives in 3/5 year in four Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan).
The aim of this study is to analyze the capacity of the civil society formal (organizations) and informal (online social activists groups), independent experts to develop and provide locally defined and relevant expertise and advocacy, visibility of the civil society on local, regional and international key issues, the capacity of the civil society to engage and utilize the media as an instrument for change and the civil society development perspectives in 3/5 year in four Central Asian countries (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan).
This research is a content analysis of the representation of Central Asia, the Caucasus, Ukraine, and Moldova in online news agencies and mainstream TV channels of Kyrgyzstan. The focus is to conduct a content analysis of the representation of Central Asia, the Caucasus, Ukraine and Moldova among the private media and key civil society and the level of engagement in issues across the border in Central Asia, Moldova, Ukraine and Caucasus.
The handbook reviews reporting on general, political, economic and humanitarian issues. It provides guidance on safety and security and sensitive reporting in conflict areas, as well as libel issues. Developed as part of our practical training programmes, it also reviews particular requirements for reporting for IWPR. Each chapter provides exercises and discussion sections and further references. The handbook is designed to be used in coordination with an international trainer or can be worked through on its own.
The publication of a textbook on investigative journalism “Research based on history” was carried out by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) in the framework of the project “Developing Investigative Journalism Practices to Promote Democratic Reforms: Establishing Interaction between Human Rights Organizations, State Institutions and the Media” support of the European Union and the Government of Norway. For the first time, the manual “Story-basedinquiry: manualforinvestigativejournalists” was published in English by UNESCO in 2011.
Reporting Human Rights: A Practical Handbook for Journalists is the most comprehensive resource for Central Asian journalists on how to report about human rights issues. Editors of leading media, media and human rights experts from Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and the United States provide advice on a diverse range of subjects, from security to psychology, aimed at enabling Central Asian journalists to write more professionally about human rights violations.
Effective Communications: A Practical Guide for Human Rights NGOs is a unique resource for Central Asian human rights activists. Leading human rights experts provide guidance on how NGOs can engage with the media to get their message out to the public. A number of case studies are included in the publication, which was prepared under the Building Human Rights Protection and Education Through the Media in Central Asia Project, funded by the European Commission.
The aim of the survey was to determine the level of partnership between the media and human rights organizations in solving problems relating to the protection of human rights, how human rights organizations use the media as a tool to expand their audience and strengthen the impact of their message. In addition, the survey was an attempt to determine the opportunities for cooperation between the media and human rights organizations in conducting investigative journalism.
News Analysis on Radio – A Handbook for Central Asian Journalists is designed to familiarise beginners and advanced journalists with the basics of radio production. The handbook was written by IWPR radio editors in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and based on a journalists’ needs assessment. It has many suggestions, theoretical as well as practical that are helpful in learning how to produce radio pieces and present themes in an interesting way. All aspects of radio production are explained in the publication.
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.