Community Media Course for Journalists

31 March 2021

The course adapted the UNESCO model on journalism education in the context of Kyrgyzstan and aimed to cover the principles, concepts, models, and practices of community media, as well as its role in coverage of sustainable development and crisis.

The course provides a definition of community media, an understanding of local communities and communication, community media in the world and Kyrgyzstan, and differences in development, policies, and procedures for launching community media, models, business plans, and conditions for setting up community radio and multimedia centers. Role of volunteers. Community broadcasting, economic viability, and marketing of community radio. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Collaboration between community media and partners. Internet, new media and community media. Production of materials. Community radio, activism and disaster coverage. Management, monitoring and evaluation.


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