The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) released its new analysis entitled “Social Inclusion through Media and CSOs in Central Asia“.
This ENC analysis brings together three civil society representatives from Central Asia, Assel Kurmantayeva, Development Manager at Innovation for Change Central Asia Hub, Erkinbek Kamalov, journalist & Programme Coordinator at Content-Media and Naima Kimatshoeva, Resource Mobilization Analyst at Aga Khan Agency for Habitat and Andreas Marazis(ed.), ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The authors participated in the EUCAM writing and outreach course by the Centre for European Security Studies (CESS) from the Netherlands.
In this publication, the authors focused on media and civil society in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan and how increased cooperation among them can be beneficial for vulnerable communities in the region. In the first section several positive examples of media-civil society cooperation are discussed in the context of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. Part two outlines large-scale initiatives where media and civil society cooperate with donor support to the benefit of vulnerable groups. Lastly, in part three, the relationship between international donors and civil society and media in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan is discussed. The paper concludes with a set of recommendations which can help boost civil society-media cooperation in addressing the needs of such vulnerable groups.
The full analysis is available in PDF version below: