Central Asia Media Exchange Program

The Central Asia Media Exchange Program (CAMEX) is a multi-year effort to increase the training and professionalism of Central Asian journalists, producers, and influencers. CAMEX includes custom reporting and study tours across the U.S., a media outlet residency program in partnership with Texas International Education Consortium, and a Summer Institute at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. Participants represent media outlets from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

CAMEX seeks to raise Central Asian journalists’ awareness of U.S. media operations and strengthen professionalism, ethics, and credibility across the field. CAMEX alumni return to their Central Asian outlets with knowledge of industry trends and professional standards in U.S. media, as well as an increased understanding of disinformation and source verification. CAMEX alumni will build a network of Central Asian independent journalists to continue advancing the Initiative’s goals in their home countries.

The Central Asia Media Exchange Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by Meridian International Center.

CAMEX Activities

Project summary

Central Asia Media Exchange Program
Regions: South and Central Asia
Countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Impact Areas: Media and Journalism
Program Areas: Global Leadership
Partners: NGOs, Private Sector, Public Sector