In the last decade, Kyrgyzstan’s population has ousted two corrupt regimes through popular revolutions. Yet corruption continues to be a widespread problem in all sectors of the Kyrgyz economy and at all levels of the state. With funding from the European Commission (EuropeAid), Internews will support civil society’s ability to advocate for transparency and accountability in government, train journalists to investigate and uncover corruption, and develop tools to help citizens hold institutions and power holders accountable.
Internews is also assisting Kyrgyzstan’s former state-controlled broadcaster as it strives to transition fully into a public service broadcaster, helping the country’s media community prepare for the upcoming transition to digital broadcasting, and providing a variety of learning opportunities for media professionals and citizen journalists.
In 2016, Internews launched a project financed by the European Union to enable citizens and policy-makers improved access to information and data on the environment and natural resources in Central Asia.