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Internews Network is an international organization that supports open media worldwide

Internews Kazakhstan is a representative office of an international non-profit organization Internews Network that supports open media worldwide.

Internews programs are based on the conviction that vigorous and diverse mass media form an essential cornerstone of a free and open society.

Internews Network fosters independent media in emerging democracies, trains journalists and station managers in the standards and practices of professional journalism, produces innovative television and radio programming and Internet content, and uses the media to reduce conflict within and between countries.

The organization Internews Network, Inc. was formed in 1982 in U.S., California. In CIS, Internews Representative offices were opened in 1992-1995. Internews projects currently span 30 countries of Western and Eastern Europe, CIS, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Africa. Internews currently has offices, and/or implements projects through partner organizations, in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, East Timor, Egypt, France, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Nigeria, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and West Bank/Gaza. The headquarters of the organization is located in Arcata, California, United States.

Internews Network is a founding member of Internews International, whose members work in 45 countries worldwide.

To support independent broadcast media, Internews has done the following (1992-2003):

• Since 1992, Internews has trained more than 24,000 media professionals in the former Soviet Union, the Balkans, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Afghanistan in broadcast journalism and station management.
• The organization has worked with over 2200 non-governmental TV and radio stations since 1992.
• Internews has also supported the development of 26 independent national broadcast networks linking non-governmental TV and radio stations in the former Soviet Union, the former Yugoslavia, Indonesia, and the West Bank and Gaza.
• Internews has formed or helped support 40 media associations around the world.
• Internews, working with local producers, annually creates approximately 900 hours of television and radio programming. Internews’ original programs reach a potential audience of 360 million viewers and listeners worldwide.

Internews is primarily supported by grants. Founders include the US Agency for International Development, the US Department of State, the United Nations Development Program, the Open Society Institute, the Government of the Netherlands, the European Commission, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the National Endowment for Democracy, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Financial Services, the W. Alton Jones Foundation, the Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Markle Foundation, and many others. The organization has an annual budget of around $20 million.

 

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