iTalks and Workshops on Media Literacy and Debate in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan

Alumni of the 2017 media camp completed a series of workshops on civic journalism and debate in Kazakhstan (Karaganda) and Tajikistan (Dushanbe). An iTalk was also held on the topic of Media and Ethics, which saw speakers discussing journalism ethics, storytelling, fact checking, and civic activism.

iTalk in Dushanbe

The workshops in Dushanbe were held in partnership with Y-Peer in Tajikistan, a local youth organization. The seminars organized by our media camp alumni looked at media literacy and debate and were held in Dushanbe for youth from both the capital and the District of Republic Subordination.

Workshop on media literacy in Dushanbe

The workshop was attended by students from the 10th and 11th grades, while its sessions looked at journalism ethics, storytelling, media literacy, documentary photography, and video. Participants were then able to put their knowledge into practice, preparing their own media products with the help of the trainers.

Workshop on media literacy in Karaganda

Participants later improved their soft skills that are complementary to media literacy, including critical thinking and research, via debate. This including looking at the theory of debate and practicing their debating skills in practice rounds using the British Parliamentary Format.

Practical debate rounds in Dushanbe

All of these events were part of IDEA CA’s Promoting Media Literacy and Ethical Journalism among Young People in Central Asia project.