On 23 June the OSCE Academy started its fifth annual ten-week summer programme for young journalists from Central Asia – School of Contemporary Journalism 2014.
This year's programme engaged 12 participants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
The ten-week study course is implemented jointly by the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and Deutsche Welle Akademie and offers intensive professional training in print, TV, radio, and online journalism. The participants of the course also learn about the ethics of conflict and social issues coverage.
“I am one of the founders and chief editor of the women's magazine "Bishkekchanka" and I was intended to apply for the programme for three times. I believe that seminars and trainings give concentrated knowledge and skills that meet the requirements of the modern media market. I know how to select and edit articles, but I would like to become a professional journalist. Learn how to work with TV, radio and the Internet. I hope that Central Asian School of Contemporary Journalism will help me to achieve this." - said Baktynur Abdieva.