Events of bureau / Kyrgyzstan

IWPR Kyrgyzstan: Training for NGOs on communication with mass media


On November 28th IWPR Representative Office in Kyrgyzstan conducted workshop “Effective communication with mass media: from communication strategy up to the action plan” for members of NGOs and human rights defenders in Bishkek.

The workshop was carried out within the project “Strengthening Capacities, Bridging Divides – Reducing Tensions across Central Asia” supported by Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The participants were representatives of 16 Bishkek-based civil society and human rights organizations. The trainer was Irina Chistyakova, communications and PR expert, coordinator of CARESD Network (

The participants underlined the timeliness of the workshops in view of the pressure on the CSOs and anti-NGO attitude in Kyrgyzstan encouraged by state. According to the participants feedbacks this workshop provided tools for improvement their communication strategies and launching advocacy campaigns.