On April 21, 2017, 22 participants from 15 CSOs participated in a seminar in Karakol and obtained new PR and media tools including M-VECTOR's latest media survey data and its use for selecting media, and such Google opportunities as Google share drive; Google slides share, Google translate, and Google analytics. The participants were also familiarized with free access to civic journalism, including AKIpress, Vecherney Bishkek, Zanoza and other Information Agencies that have free access for reporting news online and participants can upload photos with captions, and short video PSAs. Social media is another tool for building networks and reaching the targeted audience and public. The seminar "PR and media tools for CSOs" was organized by USAID Collaborative Governance Program with co-funding of the U.S. Embassy.

Photo 1 PR Seminar in Karakol and IKO CSOs working together IMG 9683

During the seminar “PR and media tools for CSOs” in Karakol, the participants working together with interest to present their plan on interaction with media

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The seminar participants working together to share their view and experience on working with media

Photo 3 PR Seminar in Karakol for IKO CSOs Elnura Sadabaeva Abierel IMG 9711

Elnura Sadabaeva from Public Union Abiir El representing the results of their group work

Photo 4 PR Seminar Karakol for IKO CSOs Anara Samaganova IMG 9720

Anara Samaganova from Public Union TunAkyl presenting their group work on working with media

Photo 5 PR Seminar Karakol havig fun during group work IMG 9673

Seminar participants working hard and having fun together

Photo 6 PR Seminar Karakol press conference mayor speaking IMG 9769

A role play of the press conference went very well 

Photo 7 PR Seminar in Karakol Ton Rayon Awarding Certificate Antonina Li IMG 9820

CGP PR Specialist Fatima Kasmahunova (left) and Consultant on New Media Sergey Makarov handing a Certificate of Participation to Antonina Li from Public Union Shoola–Kol in Ton Rayon (center)

Photo 8 PR Seminar in Karakol Award to FGPA Gulmira Ashirakhmanova IMG 9829

CGP PR Specialist Fatima Kasmahunova (left) and Consultant on New Media Sergey Makarov handing a Certificate of Participation to Gulmira Ashirakhmanova, President of the Association of the Family Group Practices of Issyk-Kul Oblast

Photo 9 PR Seminar Karakol award to vice mayor IMG 9817

CGP PR Specialist Fatima Kasmahunova (left) and Consultant on New Media Sergey Makarov handing a Certificate of Participation to Maksat Mukambetov, Director of Public Union “Adamzat den Soolugu” from Tuip Rayon of Issyk-Kul Oblast

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A memory photo of the Issyk-Kul Oblast seminar participants together with two trainers - CGP PR Specialist Fatima Kasmahunova (left) and Consultant on New Media Sergey Makarov