2008

International Conference Launches “Mobilizing the Media in Support of Women’s and Children’s Rights in Central Asia” Project
February 2008

Joint efforts by Central Asian and international organizations to galvanize the media’s capacity to safeguard the rights of women and children will be the focus of a new project launched with a goal-setting conference in Kyrgyzstan in February.

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Just after evening prayers on a cool spring night in February, thousands of Bangladeshis young and old tumbled into a village school yard, chattering excitedly. Sitakunda, a community of 5,000 people in the country’s poorest province, has no electricity, and the arrival of a high-tech cinema truck promising an evening’s entertainment generates a great deal of local buzz.

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Trainings Hone Role of Central Asian NGOS and Journalists
August 2008

IREX Europe in partnership with the BBC World Service Trust is implementing the “Fostering a Culture of Human Rights in Central Asia” project. The project is funded by the European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) and aims at advancing the rights of women in Central Asia by equipping journalists with the skills necessary to raise awareness and hold policymakers accountable. Additionally the project—which focuses on Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan—builds the capacity of civil society organizations to work with vulnerable groups.

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Mobile Cinema Brings Constructive Dialogue to Bangladesh’s “Media Dark Space”
March 2008

Just after evening prayers on a cool spring night in February, thousands of Bangladeshis young and old tumbled into a village school yard, chattering excitedly. Sitakunda, a community of 5,000 people in the country’s poorest province, has no electricity, and the arrival of a high-tech cinema truck promising an evening’s entertainment generates a great deal of local buzz.

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