Central Asian Journalism Summer Institute

The Central Asian Journalism Summer Institute provides early-career journalists and journalism students with the skills they need to launch successful careers in journalism and media. The Summer Institute will provide an interactive curriculum to develop participants’ skills in areas such as data journalism, digital media, social media, podcasting, and storytelling. The program will also strengthen participants’ knowledge of ethics in journalism, source verification, and disinformation. The Summer Institute is open to participants from across Central Asia and aims to develop a cross-regional network of Central Asian independent journalists and media organizations. Participants will collaborate together during the training and upon their return home continue to engage with a broader network of regional journalists, including through the GOViral network. American University of Central Asia hosts the Central Asian Journalism Summer Institute from July 15, each summer in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The Central Asian Journalism Summer Institute is part of the Central Asian Media Exchange Program funded by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by Meridian International Center.

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Project summary

Central Asian Journalism Summer Institute
Regions: South and Central Asia
Countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Impact Areas: Media and Journalism
Program Areas: Exchanges, Training
Partners: NGOs, Private Sector, Public Sector