Bringing the photo-story to Osh: “seeing the beauty and hearing the untold stories”

This past weekend, Elyor Nematov and I went to Osh to deliver NewEurasia’s three-day workshop on photojournalism. In fact, calling it a workshop on “photojournalism” is a bit deceptive, since it was much more than just an extended seminar on the technicalities of using photographic and videographic equipment. Elyor explained the principles of creating a photo-story, and he also elaborated the philosophical implications of what it really meant to be a photo-journalist. This was the third and final workshop of our current arts and culture project, which has been supported by Hivos Foundation. Unfortunately, I’ve been hearing from various sources…

Hip-Hop and Aqinship

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

Creating plum jobs in Armenia

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Deutsche Welle announces free online workshop on digital safety

An announcement from the Deutsche Welle website about a potentially very useful workshop their journalism school will be running tomorrow: Are you are journalist? A blogger? A photographer? A media activist? Sign up for the open online “Digital Safety for Journalists” workshop being offered by DW Akademie in the first week of December, 2013. The workshop, which is being held in conjunction with Reporters Without Borders, will give you a better understanding of how to protect your communications and your data. All over the world, media professionals are increasingly using digital devices such as cameras, recorders, mobile phones and computers…

Kyrgyz-Korean coloration in painting

International exhibition “Morning freshness in the country of high mountains” was held at the Exhibition Hall of the Kyrgyz Republic’s Union of Artists “The Oak Park” named after S.A. Chuikov. It was running for two weeks between 18-30th November 2013 on the occasion of the official visit of President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Almazbek Atambayev, to the Republic of Korea.

“Roots” of Tajikistan

On November 17-23 STAB (School of Theory and Activism in Bishkek) conducted an animation workshop in Dushanbe for interested young people from Different regions of Tajikistan. The result of the workshop was the animation called Roots, telling about the biggest in the world flagpole installed in Dushnabe.

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