What does a neglected neighborhood of the Boogie Down Bronx have in common with the wild and desolate steppe of Central Asia? Perhaps it is their rugged spirit that ties them in, or the unsettling nature, or the survival-of-the-fittest attitude.
A short news story from Yerbulan Akhmetov, participant of the NewEurasia Workshop in Kazakshtan. That story got high marks from the tutors.
The next story from NewEurasia’s Kazakhstan Workshop series. We continue to publish works of our best students. Today we are proud to present Saule Kultaeva.
The second Open Central Asia Book Forum & Literature Festival was held between 7-11th November 2013 in both London and Cambridge. Following on from the first event, held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in 2012, the organisers focused on bringing the works of Central Asian authors and illustrators to the UK to give local audiences a taste of the talent that is emanating from the region.
NewEurasia continue to publish series of best articles of our Kazakhstan workshop students. Previous story you can find here. And today we are present work “Cross cultural seasons” by Asem Ryspaeva.
Dear readers, as you know, NewEurasia gave a successfull workshop in Kazakhstan, Almaty. You can read more about that event in special story by Chris Schwartz.
And now we want to introduce you the winner of our small competition, that we held during the workshop. Her name is Shakhnoza Basitova, she is young journalist from Almaty, student of Ablay Khan University. Her story “Dance with cookware” has got the highest marks from tutors of the workshop.
Last week, Sanjar and I gave a three-day workshop at Ablai Khan University (a.k.a., the Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages named after Kazakh Ablai Khan, Абылай хан атындағы Қазақ Халықаралық Қатынастар және Әлем Тілдері Университеті). (We will soon begin publishing works by the best students here on NewEurasia.)
NewEurasia represents a photo-essay “Nuclear Steppe” by Ben Dalton about Soviet nuclear test site Semipalatinsk, which is located in Kazakhstan
Almaty: 4-6 November 2013
“Bringing Central Asia’s Culture and History into the Global Market of Journalism”
Central Asia’s largest blogging platform NewEurasia.net invites bloggers and journalists from Almaty to participate in the free workshop, “Bringing Central Asia’s Culture and History into the Global Market of Journalism”. We are inviting professional journalist, amateurs, students, bloggers, and civil society activists.