Local independent TV stations in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan are providing citizens with a platform to showcase their successes and call attention to problems they encounter in their communities.
In the spring of 2012, melting snow and heavy rains caused mudflows and flash floods across Kyrgyzstan.
From potholes to child labor, community issues in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan are being addressed and resolved by citizens using online forums that have been launched by local media outlets with the assistance of Internews.
The second annual Central Asia-wide Social Innovation Camp took place from May 31-June 2 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Fifty young web designers, programmers, bloggers and activists were selected to take part of the event out of 138 applicants from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
M@trix is a youth-oriented TV program focusing on the latest developments in Internet and technology, reported by young journalists and reaching an audience of 13-25-year-olds across Central Asia.
Vose, Tajikistan: People with disabilities remain largely “invisible” in Tajikistan, due to social stigma and lack of public infrastructure to support their daily needs.
Power outages regularly affect daily life in Tajikistan, particularly during the fall and winter months.
When employees in the local registry bureau tried to force 20-year-old Safargul Karimova to sign divorce papers issued by her husband, she refused to do so—she had learned from the Internews-supported TV program, “Khukuk” (in Tajik, “The Law”) that other options were available to her.