120 000 som Award: peace laboratory of Yntymak

Nov 28, 2016

Photo Credit: Mavliuda Khodzhaeva

20 young people graduated the Media laboratory, established on the basis of the Public Regional Television and Radio Broadcasting Company “Yntymak”. They were trained in preparing news and radio reportages and got knowledge on peacebuilding journalism.

Result of the training course became the contest for the best projects among the participants of the Media lab. Overall, Media lab students have presented 11 media projects. 4 of them were reworded with grants for implementation and 2 projects will be supported by “Yntymak” TV. The criteria for selecting the best project was presence of such components as creativity, peacebuilding component, relevance and professional level of the works.  The ceremony of award was held 18 November 2015.

“I am one of the winners of the project “Media for peaceful changes”. This is a very important award for my future profession I made a decision about. For the past active and positive experience, I have made so many friends whom I learn from and I can share my skills with,” – cheerily says one of the Medialab graduates Guliza Malikova, whose team won 120 000 KGS.

“Besides theory and practical course on journalism, alumnus had an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the principles of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, as well as participated in the study-tours and visited various media organizations, including the ones in Bishkek. Today’s event is the final outcome of the UNDP project “Media is for peaceful changes” in Osh funded by the UN Peacebuilding Fund. Such activities are also conducted by OTRK in Bishkek,” – told UNDP “Peace and Resilience” Programme specialist Arthur Bukalaev.

Media lab will continue its work after the completion of the project.

“Our Media lab is becoming a “Media School”. We want to maintain successful experience of the project and continue such activities on a regular basis. As we have seen there are still a lot of people who have aspirations to get such an experience,” – stressed Daniyar Sadiev, Director of “Yntymak” TV in Osh.

Vice Mayor of Osh Nurbek Kadyrov, Deputy city council Ashim Osmonov, heads and representatives of national and regional media, as well as UNDP staff representatives came to congratulate the graduates on the successful completion of the study.

Media lab was created within the framework of the UNDP project “Media for Peaceful change” supported by the UN Peacebuilding Fund.

Here are some links that will follow to the best projects created by the Media lab of the “Yntymak” TV:

1.     http://project92945.tilda.ws/page404040.html

2.     https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1821861648084233&id=100007812467375

3.     http://project19461.tilda.ws/page336717.html

4.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag2wjt7Rlu4

5.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHO45CTCNiY

Altynai Nanaeva, UNDP Peace and Resilence Communication Specialist, Mavliuda Khodzhaeva, UNDP PR/Communications Specialist, Osh/Batken Area Based Developemnt Programme