Kazakhstan: Journalists for Media Independence and Safety of the Profession

8 September 2022

UNESCO Almaty presented UNESCO Priorities and Resources for Media Development and Journalists' Safety on the round table Journalists for Media Independence and Safety of the Profession organized by Adil soz Foundation with the support of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on 8 September 2022 in Almaty.

The Ministry of Information and Public Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, media NGOs, journalists of independent media, and representatives of international organizations participate in the roundtable.

Sergey Karpov, Communication and Information Specialist, presented the following UNESCO priorities and resources at the roundtable:
  • UNESCO promotes the freedom of expression and the right to information and strengthened capacities and raised awareness to enhance norms and policies related to freedom of expression, press freedom, the safety of journalists, including women journalists, and the right to access information, online and offline within its mandate.
  • UNESCO cooperates with the Member States, media institutions, and civil society organizations that have conducted awareness-raising initiatives on freedom of expression and the right to information (commemorations of World Press Freedom Day (WPFD); the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists (IDEI); and the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) As well as involving Member States, media institutions and civil society organizations that are taking steps to implement the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity, with particular attention to the safety of women journalists.
As well as the following resources are available to various stakeholders: legislators, law enforcement agencies, the judiciary, universities and journalists:

For Policy Makers

For State Bodies

Training of Police, Judiciaries, Prosecutors

Global Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for police officers and members of law enforcement agencies


UNESCO and the International Police Association (IPA) unveiled a new partnership to build skills among police and security personnel in upholding freedom of expression and protecting journalist safety. The partners will launch a global Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) open to police all around the world.

UNESCOs MOOC on AI and the Rule of Law


Judicial systems worldwide are using Artificial Intelligence (AI) on an increasing basis: analyzing large amounts of legal data to identify precedents in case law, enabling administrations in streamlining judicial processes and supporting judges with predictions on issues including sentence duration and recidivism scores are just a few examples on how AI can impact the daily work of judicial operators.

To register for the course, please visit: www.judges.org/ai-rol

For Journalists

UNESCO Chair on Journalism and Communication of the Al-Farabi Kazakh State University will develop four MOOCs under the IPDC project "Journalism education and training platform" based on the following courses UNESCO/IPDC:

Freedom of Expression, Safety of Journalists and the Right to Access Information

Tajikistan and Central Asia: World Press Freedom Day 2022

5 may 2022

Participants from: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

Protests in Almaty: media worker death

11 February 2022

Director-General condemns killing of media worker Muratkhan Bazarbayev in Kazakhstan

Assessing the journalists safety situation in Kazakhstan using UNESCO Journalists Safety Indicators

2 November 2021 project "Kazakhstan: Increasing the safety of journalists"

Kazakhstan: discussion of the draft annual report on the state of access to information

UNESCO Almaty and the Ministry of Information and Public Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan organize a discussion on global trends in access to information and a public discussion on the draft annual report to the President on the state of access to information in Kazakhstan.

24 May 2022

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Measurements of the Media development and the Internet Universality

Supported by the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC)

Kazakhstan: Launch of the Media Development Indicators Research

18 May 2022, UNESCO Almaty and Kazakh Media Development Fund - Media Damyty Qory (MDQ) organized the second training for MDI researchers. The meeting of the Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Board (MAB) arranged on 6 June 2022.

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

New media and Internet measurement projects in Central Asia supported by the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC)

16 June 2022

Paris, France

The UNESCO Almaty Office has submitted national projects from Central Asia for approval by the IPDC Bureau:

  • Kazakhstan: Assessment of the Safety of Journalists 2022
  • Kyrgyzstan: Assessment of Internet Universality 2022
  • Tajikistan: Media Development Assessment 2022

Media Pluralism, Diversity and Gender responsive Journalism

MediaSDG journalism education and training platform

Following UNESCO/IPDC courses MOOCS will be developed under the project:

  • Reporting on Violence against Women and Girls
  • Course on the Safety of Journalists
  • Conflict-Sensitive Reporting

    10 March 2022

  • Roundtable documents:
    Safety of Journalists; Freedom of Expression;

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