Data visualization: Press-services of state bodies and journalists of Central Asia have mastered their skills in multi-media tools

Jul 17, 2017

Photo Courtesy: Aigul Bolotova

Representatives of press services of state bodies, national TV channels of Central Asian countries gained knowledge on working with new media for timely info disitribution about emergency situations, the environment and natural resources.

During 10-11 July 2017, in the Kyrgyz Republic, 25 representatives of state bodies in the area of emergencies and environmental protection, as well as journalists from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan participated in training “Typical PR tools and a new language of interaction between state bodies and the Media: Data Visualization”.

Participants made the acquaintance of new formats of information distribution based on data visualization, use of multimedia services and methods of storytelling.

Well-known international trainers Ivan Pechishev and Dainius Radzevicius were invited for the workshop from Russian Federation and Lithuania. Ivan Pechishev, Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor of the Chair of Journalism and Mass Communications Faculty in the Perm University, a professional trainer in public relations and communications. Dainius Radzevičius, Chairman of the Lithuanian Journalists Union and Chairman of the Council of Lithuanian National Radio and Television with a Master’s degree from the Institute of Journalism, faculty of Communication at Vilnius University.

Under the influence of new information technologies, there are significant changes in the mass communications. Media, PR and journalism are one of the fastest growing, complex and multifaceted spheres of human social activity. These changes radically affect the transformation of modern media and the need for constant training of representatives of press services.

The workshop was conducted by Ministry of Emergencies of the Kyrgyz Republic jointly with UNDP-GEF “Strengthening of institutional and legal capacities to enable improvement of the national monitoring system and management of environmental information” project and Internews in framework of the “Media for Improved Reporting on Environment and Natural Resources in Central Asia” project funded by the European Union.

Zhanna Khussainova, Sustainable Development Communication Expert


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