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JOURNALISTS TRAINED TO COUNTER PROPAGANDA OF VIOLENT EXTREMISM

 9-03-2018, 15:35

JOURNALISTS TRAINED TO COUNTER PROPAGANDA OF VIOLENT EXTREMISM25 journalists and media workers from various regions of Kyrgyzstan have been trained to counter the propaganda of violent extremism and hate in the media. The training programme was developed by a team of local and international trainers based on the findings of the media-monitoring sphere of Kyrgyzstan and with the use of new interactive tools.

 

JOURNALISTS TRAINED TO COUNTER PROPAGANDA OF VIOLENT EXTREMISMThe participants have learned about the media used by banned groups to spread extremist propaganda, the mistakes made by journalists and users that lead to the propaganda of extremism, how hate speech and Islamophobia affect the radicalisation of the media. A few sessions have been dedicated to the key aspects of religious safety of Kyrgyzstan, legal standards of international laws on violent extremism, radicalism and terrorism, communication’s methods between official bodies and media outlets when covering security issues.

 

JOURNALISTS TRAINED TO COUNTER PROPAGANDA OF VIOLENT EXTREMISMThe participants have applied the skills they acquired to situational group games and practical exercises, and have jointly developed recommendations on "What journalists can and must do to cover the events related to extremism and terrorism, and what they should not do.”

 

JOURNALISTS TRAINED TO COUNTER PROPAGANDA OF VIOLENT EXTREMISMOn the last day, a presentation of handbook "How to counter extremist propaganda” in Kyrgyz and Russian developed by the project experts exclusively for the media outlets was delivered. The handbooks have been given to the media in Osh, Jalal-Abad, Batken regions and Bishkek, as well as to the universities to the departments of journalism and communications.

 

The two-day training-workshop was organised by School of Peacemaking and Media Technology in CA under the "Combatting Violent Extremism Through Media and Awareness’ Project implemented with the financial support of the US Embassy in Bishkek.

 

 





Combatting Violent Extremism Through Media and Awareness

 12-12-2017, 14:59

Combatting Violent Extremism Through Media and AwarenessThe School of Peacemaking and Media Technology in Central Asia with the financial support of the Democracy Commission of US Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic is implementing the project intended for early warning of extremist propaganda, by building rapid response for radical discourse via the media and communications strategies.

The analysis of media sphere and internet carried out by the project experts shows that religious intolerance takes one of the top places among all media phobias and can contribute to the conveyance of extremist ideology. The media often form their content based on news events found on the internet. On the one hand, they provide the audience with more diverse information; on the other hand, they can retransmit the ideas of extremism once they get caught by the propaganda. Moreover, when covering extremism and related issues visual content from various online sources is being widely used. This content is often the propaganda of radical narratives leading to violent extremism.

Based on the researche findings, project staff has developed recommendations and tools of combating the propaganda of violent extremism in media and internet such as training programs for journalists and activistc, as well as models of media campaigns on how to treat these issues in the public domain.

"In our project activity, we apply the peacemaking approach to countering hate in the media as an early warning of extremist propaganda” I. Sikorskaya, Director of the School of Peacemaking and Media Technology in CA, said. "Today journalists, internet activists and communicators have found themselves vulnerable to the propaganda of extremism; so our task is to teach them how to effectively respond to the radical discourse.”

In the framework of the project, journalists and activists will be trained the tools that will help them detect extremist propaganda, use advanced methods to report extremism, humanize Islam in stories to overcome the image of the enemy and reduce the risks of extremism propaganda, respond adequately to destructive online communications.





ACTIVISTS WORKING ON DIVERCITY HAS TRAINED EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS

 27-11-2017, 12:29
ACTIVISTS WORKING ON DIVERCITY HAS TRAINED EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONSActivists working in NGOs on the issues of diversity, minorities and social groups from various regions of Kyrgyzstan trained effective communications with media at the workshop held in Bishkek on November 23, 2017.

The training program comprised interactive sessions and practical group exercises. Participants learned about the purposes of communications and newsbreaks, learned how to make standard events interesting for media, understood to find topics that may be of interest for the audience when covering the activities of NGOs in the context of minorities issues.

A special session was dedicated to the freedom of expression, hate speech and stereotypes, and also the skills of compiling glossaries on overcoming hate speech to work with sensitive content. During intensive group games, participants practiced the skills of communicating with journalists, and learned to hold press conferences given the model situation.

 

Natalya Lyubeznova, a trainer of the workshop, says that effective communications between media and communities will help activists promote significant ideas and projects important for the people.

"Acquiring the interaction skills is needed to establish contacts and relations, to understand the choice of ways of community target achievement, including through the formation of a favorable attitude, which will neutralize the public negative attitude, which was shaped due to various legal initiatives focused on the reduction of civil sector activities,” Lyubeznova emphasized.

 






CALL FOR APPLICATION TO COMMUNICATION'S WORKSHOP

 12-10-2017, 05:23

The School of Peacemaking and Media Technology in Central Asia supported by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) announces the contest for participation in a one-day training "Effective Communications Between the Media and Communities” to be held on November 23, 2017 in Bishkek.

Working language – Russian.

We are inviting PR officers from NGOs involved in diversity and minorities issues, as well as journalists from media outlets that cover these issues. The training covers the techniques of overcoming discrimination in the media, communications tools, developing action plans to encourage diversity in media environment.

Organizers shall cover all costs.

To take part in the contest, the applicant should submit a completed application form (here Application-form-for-participants_eng.pdf [141.68 Kb] (Downloads: 4), a CV of a potential participant, attach a scan of passport, and a letter (on the official letterhead) of the referring entity with the request for participation. The main selection criteria will be the current activity of the applicant in this area, understanding of the significance of diversity in the society, the promotion of vulnerable group issues in the media.

The deadline for applications is 17.00 Bishkek time, November 16, 2017.

All applications with a full package of documents should be submitted at: peacemakingschool@gmail.com





Journalism must become the key vehicle in countering hate speech, xenophobia and propaganda

 3-05-2016, 11:47
Journalism must become the key vehicle in countering hate speech, xenophobia and propaganda

Journalism must become the key vehicle in countering hate speech, xenophobia and propaganda in media and on the Internet.

On the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day celebrated on May 3, 2016, the School of Peacemaking and Media Technology in Central Asia encourages the promotion of quality journalism and ethic communications in order to counter modern challenges.

In Central Asia, as well as in many other countries around the world, the crisis in the media sphere has been caused by the governmental control, lack of journalism standards, and increasing language of intolerance. Continuous monitoring and studies of media and Internet highlight such trends. Xenophobia and its various types are expressed in open or veiled forms of intolerance in the media environment, which results in the hostility in response, negative impact on the audience, and encouragement of inhumane stereotypes in the society. The negative discourse is promoted by the propaganda, network aggression, and a series of fibs circulated in media and Internet.






Our experts held seminars in Kazakhstan on freedom of expression and hate speech on Internet

 20-04-2016, 00:00

Our experts held seminars in Kazakhstan on freedom of expression and hate speech on InternetASTANA, 19 April 2016 – An OSCE-supported two-day training seminar on protecting freedom of expression and countering hate speech on the Internet began today in Astana.

Some 40 journalists, lawyers, academics, representatives of the Justice, Interior, Investment and Development Ministries, the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Anti-terrorism Centre under the National Security Committee and Supreme Court gathered to discuss the relationship between media and hate speech policies and ways to enhance co-operation between governments, civil society and media organizations.

The event was co-organized by the OSCE Programme Office in Astana and the Legal Media Centre, a non-governmental organization based in Kazakhstan.





School of Peacemaking and Media Technology Invites to The Summer Language Courses

 26-06-2015, 23:29

School of Peacemaking and Media Technology Invites to The Summer Language CoursesRussian for foreigners [students, tourists e t c] including learning for interpersonal communication and social intercourse in the Russian language, self-presentationtools, an elementary speaking and writing skills, overcoming the language barrier. Level: Waystage User; Threshol. Learning based on unique methods in consideration of native language of students. Duration of classes 1 hour 10 minutes five times a week including the practice in socio-cultural environment.

Please call: (0312) 69- 40 -15off; (0312) 69- 40- 16 off, 0771472892 mob. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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peacemakingschool@gmail.com   www.ca-mediators.net    https://www.facebook.com/peacemakingS?pnref=lhc


Business writing and speaking in English, public, social and interpersonalcommunications, self-presentation tools, linguistic thinking, language thinking and reasoning, overcoming the language barrier. Level: Intermedia +.

Lessons are conducted 4 or 5 times a week. Please contacts: (0312) 69- 40 -15off; (0312) 69- 40- 16 off 0771472892 mob or peacemakingschool@gmail.com





Knowledge-Based Tools and Technological Skills to Deal With the Challenges of The Digital Age

 21-05-2015, 16:42
Knowledge-Based Tools and Technological Skills to Deal With the Challenges of The Digital Age

School of Peacemaking and Media Technology in Central Asia is launching a series of master classes, workshops and consultations for NGOs, media, journalists, activists and users on mastering the skills of digital, linguistic and speech security, development of organizational and individual strategies of cyber risk management, creation of collective and individual safety cards for working on the internet, designing of network security policy.

Highly professional team of experts, with vast experience in media sphere, information security, researches and monitoring, has developed a training course for Central Asia subject to local specifics, laws, level of internet penetration, activity of users, and network communications.

Tools of linguistic and digital security will help improve network communications in the digital age, teach how journalists, rights activists and other users can make themselves safe from any possible internet attacks, and from voice or visual traps of internet trolls, who interfere with personal network communications.





How to Avoid Mistakes "Charlie Hebdo" On the Internet and Decrease Cyber Risks in Central Asia?

 19-05-2015, 17:48

How to Avoid Mistakes "Charlie Hebdo" On the Internet and Decrease Cyber Risks in Central Asia?Reports and master classes about it topics were presented at the Internet Forum by I. Sikorskaya and V.Mamedov, expertsof the School of Peacemaking and Media Technologies. Experts believe that new tools of linguistic, speech, digital security and visual hygiene will help journalists, rights activists and users improve their network communications in the digital age.

The study and master classes on linguistic, speech, digital security and visual hygiene were provided byat the 6thannual international forumDevelopment of Internet Sphere in Central Asia InternetCA-2015, which was held May 14-15 in Almaty (Kazakhstan).At the forum were also participated experts from Kazakhstan, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria and the OSCE.

The advanced course presented by Peacemakingschool’s experts goes beyond all existing methodologies since it offers the complex approach: from knowledge-based tools to technological skills and development of new network thinking in the digital age.





Diversity Reporting Online Course launched in Kyrgyzstan

 30-04-2015, 18:03

Diversity Reporting Online Course launched in KyrgyzstanIt is the first online handbook that in Kyrgyzstan has never been.

This course was developed by trainers and experts of the School of Peacemaking and Media Technology as part of the Encouraging Diversity Through Media project with financial support of the Freedom of Information Program of Soros Foundation – Kyrgyzstan.

The course is a training aid for journalists on how to cover ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity in time of peace and conflict. Special sections provide detailed modern diversity terminology, aspects of diversity in laws and regulations of Kyrgyzstan, international practices and new approaches to diversity coverage. This course will be useful not only to reporters and editors, but also to media communication experts, teachers and students, and those who want to learn to write articles according to high ethical standards and norms.The lectures contained training aids used during trainingsessions on improving skills of journalists to cover diversity, producing team and multimedia coverage, as well as the modules on peacemaking journalism and destroying stereotypes, created as part of the Program to Reduce the Potential for Renewed Ethnic Conflict implemented in 2010-2013.


 







  • Military men near the aftermarket during mass clashes, Osh, June 201

  • Training’s participants on mediation and conflict management are building the Tower of Peace, Bishkek, April 2011

  • Training in destroying stereotypes for journalists, Bishkek, April 2012

  • Workshop on production of team reporting in multinational journalist groups, Bishkek, August 2012


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