Projects of Internews Kazakhstan
Internews Kazakhstan in order to foster independent
media in Kazakhstan works on the projects including trainings for
media professionals, legal assistance, informational support, Global
Internet Policy Initiative (GIPI), TV program production projects
and the Program of Small Grants for mass media.
Director of the representative office of Internews
Network in Kazakhstan, director of the public organization
Internews-Kazakhstan, member of the Board of International
Organizations Internews International and Internews Europe,
Oleg Katsiev has carried out
general management over all projects of Internews Kazakhstan since
Educational projects - trainings and
raising professional qualification of media staff
The program of professional training for Kazakhstani
TV stations staff became the first project of Internews Network in
Kazakhstan in 1992 in Almaty. Training projects for independent
radio stations have begun since 1996.
In the framework of the educational projects,
Internews Kazakhstan conducts training for TV, radio and print media
journalists, cameraman and editors, engineers, specialists in
computer graphics, designers and advertisement production
specialists, managers of different levels.
Besides the trainings and workshops being conducted
in Almaty for TV and radio stations staff, Internews Kazakhtan
provides local consultations. Group of professionals arrives to a
local station, reviews its work, analyses its management, program
production, advertisement time sales etc. Then, the consultants
start trainings and provide practical recommendations on improvement
of station’s work.
Head of the educational projects is
Coordinator- Aliya Kapparova.
Project of legal assistance to mass media
In 1998 Internews Kazakhstan began providing legal
assistance to non-government television and radio companies of the
country. Internews staff lawyer provides consultations to mass media,
in emergency situations arrives for case study and developing
recommendations, prepares his articles to the regular legal column
‘Situation’ in Internews bulletin ‘PeRspecTiVe’ and on the Web-site.
He also prepares the commentary to the acting legislation regulating
media activities in Kazakhstan.
Moreover, Internews actively participates in the
development of alternative draft laws, discussion of the current
practice of regulating mass media’s activities, arranges various
workshops, conferences and round tables on legal aspects of mass
media’s activities, develops methodical and training manuals.
Global Internet Policy Initiative (GIPI)
Internews, in collaboration with international
organizations Center for Democracy and Technology and OSI (Soros
Foundation) works on the project called Global Internet Policy
Initiative (GIPI). The project is being realized in many countries
and aimed to creation of legislative and political conditions for
free development of Internet, advocacy of interests of participants
of Internet market.
Coordinator of GIPI project in Kazakhstan is
Project of informational
In the framework of the project of informational
support of mass media, since 1998 Internews Kazakhstan has issued
e-bulletin ‘PeRspecTiVe’, which
nowadays is a weekly edition being distributed among more than 200
subscribers. It contains various topics related to media activities
Editor of Internews Kazakhstan
e-bulletin ‘PeRspecTiVe’ is
In 1998 Internews created its own Internet site. At
this time we are working on its renovation in order to make it more
helpful and user-friendly.
Web-master of the Web-site is
Web-designer – Alexey
Editor – Irina Safonova
Program production projects
From the very beginning of its existence Internews
Kazakhstan supports independent producers and journalists in
production of programs and broadcasts. Then these programs are being
distributed for broadcasting to non-government stations on free of
Since 1999 Internews Kazakhstan has produced ‘Aina’
TV magazine on life of Kazakhstani people. The TV magazine is being
broadcasted by 14 Kazakhstani non-government stations in Kazakh and
Editor of ‘Aina’ is
Editor in Kazakh - Talgat
Technical director - Galymzhan
Since 1999 Internews Kazakhstan in cooperation with
its partners in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan has produced
and distributed for broadcasting to non-government stations the TV
magazine ’Open Asia’, which
tells stories on common events of cultural, historical and economic
life of neighboring countries. ‘Open Asia’ is being broadcasted by
40 independent TV stations in Central Asia in Russian and national
languages: Kazakh, Uzbek, Kyrgyz and Tajik accordingly.
Technical director – Ahmed
Internews Kazakhtan program production projects help
non-government TV stations to improve their programming.