On April 27, 2017, 17 participants from 6 CSOs from Naryn Oblast participated in a seminar to obtain new PR and media tools. The participants obtained basic PR instruments, such as drafting press releases, and headlines, rules on organizing a successful press conference, learned principles of selecting media for public events, and new Google tools. The participants learned M-Vector’s latest media survey data and its use for selecting media and were enthusiastic to find out several opportunities for access to civic journalism, including AKIpress, Vecherney Bishkek, Zanoza and other Information Agencies that have free access for reporting news online as well as opportunities for uploading photos with captions, and short videos to tell their news. The seminar "PR and media tools for CSOs" was organized by the USAID Collaborative Governance Program with co-funding of the U.S. Embassy.

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During the seminar “PR and media tools for CSOs” in Naryn, 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

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Sharapat Aktanova from Naryn Public Union of Parents on Protection of Children’s Rights “Kadam” presenting the results of their group work

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Adilet Maratov from the Public Union “Ardak Ordo” presenting their group work on working with media

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Gulzara Surapova from the Public Union “Ardak Ordo” (first from left) and other participants drafting the agenda and scenario of the press conference

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Volunteers from the Public Union “Bayastan” Aidana Almazbekova (left) and Eliza Almazbekova working together to present their draft press release

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Volunteer from the Public Union “Bayastan” Aidana Almazbekova (center) received a Certificate of Participation from CGP PR Specialist Fatima Kasmahunova (left), and Consultant on New Media Sergey Makarov

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Burulsun Maarazykova, member if the Naryn Public Union of Parents on Protection of Children’s Rights “Kadam” (center) received a Certificate of Participation from CGP PR Specialist Fatima Kasmahunova (left), and USAID/Kyrgyz Republic Mission Project Management Specialist and AOR Mahabbat Alymkulova

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Gulzara Surapova from the Public Union “Ardak Ordo” (left) received a Certificate of Participation from CGP PR Specialist Fatima Kasmahunova

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A joint photo of “PR and new media tools for CSOs” seminar participants with CGP PR Specialist Fatima Kasmahunova and Consultant on New Media Sergey Makarov