VIII Summer School of Journalism and Communication 

VIII Summer School of Journalism and Communication

On July 12-14, 2019 journalism faculties of Central Asian universities have gathered at the summer camp of the Kazakh National University in Marzhan lake in Bosteri village for participation in VIII Summer School, held within the framework of the 85th anniversary of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Journalism Faculty and the 25th anniversary of the international political week “Turkistan” with the support of United Nations Department of Global Communications in Kazakhstan.

Representatives from Uzbekistan, Karakalpakstan and Kyrgyzstan reported on the problem and practice of journalism in their countries. “The informational space of the Turkic-speaking countries is unique, with different experiences,” says Yakuthan Mamatova, professor of journalism at Mirzo Ulugbek Uzbek National University. ”Turkistan” newspaper’ editor-in-chief Kuat Auezbay gave a lecture on management in the press and gave examples and experience in Kazakhstani mass media. The importance of providing accurate information in the press was discussed at Ahmet Omirzak’s discussion of the ethics of opinions in the master class about the accessibility of citizens’ objective information. The analysis of the development trends of civil journalism in the speech of Beibit Toktarbay, combined with foreign media coverage and case studies in the national press, has been accompanied by experiences from neighboring countries. Dinara Mynzhasarovna’s lecture on the impact of social journalism shared her impressive experience in using data. Lectures by Zhaniya Abdibek and Aizhan Karibaeva, a new wave of new business media, were highly appreciated by scientists from Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan’s national journalism faculties. The Delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan highly appreciated the experience of the content manager, Eskali Tomiris, in the production of information, design, and long reads at the youth portal massaget.kz, a new step in the journalism school.

The Summer School of Journalism and Communication, where gathered professors of journalism faculties of universities of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, has become a media site for journalists and scholars from Central Asia. Agreements have been reached to work together on scientific research and new educational programs and develop their practical bases.