Kyrgyzstan: Strengthening Sustainability of Community Media

The project aims to increasing the sustainability and diversity of media choice of twenty five rural communities in Kyrgyzstan. The project is implemented by Community Media Association of Kyrgyzstan.
Over the past decade, community media in Kyrgyzstan have proved their role in the rural development. Nevertheless, about 40% of the rural population do not have or have a limited access to the necessary information. The project proposed a solution to this problem by expanding media pluralism, as a diversity of the media sources and forms, particularly in the community media sector, and its recognition by local as well as central authorities.

Community media themselves provides to citizens the necessary information by telling stories in an understandable language to their villages, and discussing local problems and offering solutions. The project audience is 141 thousand mostly rural residents of Kyrgyzstan.

The project will contribute to solving the media sustainability problem in licensing, public and private funding and community media formal recognition by strengthening cooperation among media, local governments, public authorities, and civil society; improve the role of rural media in social development;; and raise awareness on issues of providing social services to disadvantaged families, especially in remote areas. More information is available under the link to UNESCO Almaty website.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 19.09.2018 09:00 local time
End 30.11.2018 11:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Karpov, Sergey
Organizer Community Media Association of Kyrgyz Republic
Contact Sergey Karpov (Email:
Country Kyrgyzstan
City Bishkek
Venue Bishkek
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event Russian
Estimated number of participants 25
Official Website
Link 1 UNESCO Almaty
Link 2 Community Media Sustainability
Link 3 International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC)
Link 4