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12 reporters are selected to participate in workshop on peacemaking journalism

 1-04-2013, 16:36

More than 25 reporters working in the media of Osh, Jalalabad and Batken have applied for the training. Despite the fact that according to the requirements of the contest only journalists from online and print media should apply for the training, the competition commission also received requests from local TV and radio reporters.

The main criteria of selection are work in local print or online media (information and analytical content), availability of publications in Kyrgyz and / or Uzbek, Russian languages, professional work experience, understanding of the standards of international journalism, which is important as far as the training course is based on these standards.

Due to the large number of the interested candidates, the competition was held in two stages.

During the first round of the competent committee of professional trainers of the project reviewed the resumes and cover letters from the applicants, where the motivation and possible impact of participation in the training on the applicants’ future career was expressed. As a result of this tour, the most suitable candidates were selected.

In the second round, the applicants were asked to complete an application in which examples of their publications in print and online media, as well as reflection on their knowledge of journalistic standards should be provided.

Following the second round the group consisting of 12 professional journalists was formed. The group will pass special training of the School on April 14-17, 2013.

To date, about 80 journalists from southern Kyrgyzstan were trained at the workshops conducted by School of Peacemaking and Media Technology. The training is conducted by specially developed techniques, based on practical experience of construction of media dialogue in conflict-prone areas of the world: in the Balkans and the Caucasus. The School also organizes webinars to destroy stereotypes, clichés, and overcome the enemy image in the media. 





School of Peacemaking and Media Technology announces a call for participation in training seminars for journalists from Kyrgyz-, Uzbek- and Russian-language print and online outlets in southern Kyrgyzstan.

 25-03-2013, 16:36

School of Peacemaking and Media Technology announces a call for participation in training seminars for journalists from Kyrgyz-, Uzbek- and Russian-language print and online outlets in southern Kyrgyzstan.

The training is organized to promote peace-building in the media, the ability of journalists to discuss openly issues of conflict, training of finding the common ground between the opposite sides of the conflict, and techniques of finding active groups from different communities who are ready for dialogue, analysis of existing patterns of conflicts and methods of their destruction.

The four-day training seminar for journalists in southern Kyrgyzstan is led by an experienced team of media experts with extensive practical experience in building a media dialogue in conflict areas of the world: in the Balkans and the southern Caucasus.

The event will be held in the form of interactive discussion, the combination of theory and practice.

Language of the training seminar is Russian, but for better acquiring of the material at the seminar, simultaneous translation will be organized in the national language.

The training will be held in Bishkek, date on 14, 15, 16, April 17 (arrival on April 13, exit on 18 April) 2013. All expenses are paid by the organizers.

To participate in the seminar, it is necessary to fill out an electronic form on the site www.ca-mediators.net or to send your resume and motivational letter by April 1, 2013. In motivational letter you should indicate why you would like to participate in this training, and how it will affect the future of your career. Also, e-mail to thepeacemakingschool@gmail.com a scanned copy of your passport.

The bids are considered only if there is a complete set.







  • 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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