UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communication (122), established in 1996 within the framework of ORBICOM, at Kazakh State University (Kazakhstan).


Journalism; Communication.


  • To develop and reinforce knowledge and expertise in the field of journalism and communication in Kazakhstan.
  • To develop and reinforce teaching and research as well as information and communication, particular attention being given to: curriculum development, independent and pluralist media for a democratic society, communication in favour of economic and social development, media development, communication ethics, access to new technologies and their applications, communication laws, and media management.

Host Institution


    UNESCO Sector/Field Office responsible for the Chair/Network

    Communication and Information.



    Prof. Dr Laila Akhmetova, Project leader

    Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

    Phones: +7 (727) 2721159/ 2676055

    E-mail: laila_akhmetova(at)mail.ru

    Street - 46, Timiriazev Street
    City - Almaty
    Postal Code - 480121
    Country - Kazakhstan