Third Central Asian Winter School of Journalism and Communications

When, local time: 
Friday, 5 February 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, 7 February 2016 - 3:00pm
Where: 
Kazakhstan, Almaty
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Sergey Karpov (s.karpov@unesco.org)

The Third Winter School of Journalism and Communication, dedicated to the World Radio Day 2016 theme “Radio in Times of Emergency”, will take place from 5 to 7 February 2016 in the foothills of Alatau mountains, in the Tau-Turan educational complex. During the opening ceremony the official message of Ms Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General, will be presented.
70 journalism students and media professionals from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan will participate in the three-day debates, workshops, trainings and group games.

School of Journalism has been organized by Mediasphere Centre for Humanitarian Studies of al-Farabi Kazak National University with the support of UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office, the United Nations Information Office in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazmedia Center Company, Kazcontent company, Kazakh Club of Chief-Editors, Kazakh University Publishing House and Turan University.

Winter School contributes to the Media and Information Literacy themes by presenting 3 modules: Information and media; New and traditional media and Internet literacy; and to the mission and activities of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) Global Hub on Sustainability hosted by the al-Farabi Kazakh National University. One of the most important tasks is the support of media role in disseminating of knowledge about sustainable development.

This event is reflected in the UNESCO World Radio Day global map.