The research was part of the Development of New Media and Digital Journalism in Central Asia Project with financial assistance from the UK Government with the purpose to find out how people read, watch and listen to the news on the internet.
The representative office of the Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR) in Central Asia has published the ‘Online News Consumption in Central Asia’ research.
This investigation is the first attempt in Central Asia to measure online news consumption. It focuses on identifying trends of online news consumption and sources of news content in the region.
The publication contains the results of online survey with participation of 4,130 online news consumers, in-depth interviews with 20 experts in new media who know regional and local peculiarities of news outlets, and analysis of news accounts in social media.
The research will be useful to journalism faculties, news media, researchers, and international organisations, as well as to all who are interested in development of digital media in the region.
The publication is available in English, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian, Tajik and Uzbek languages.