More than 85 journalists took part in advanced training to improve their knowledge of the specifics of the budget process
Bishkek, July 25 / Kabar /. More than 85 journalists took part in the advanced training within the framework of the World Bank’s “Information Matters: Transparency and Accountability in the Kyrgyz Republic” Project. University of Central Asia reports.
This project has been implemented by the University of Central Asia in a consortium with the Development Policy Institute, the Kyrgyz Stock Exchange Press Club, the Alliance “For Budget Transparency”. Administered by the World Bank and financed by the Global Partnership Facility, the Information Matters: Transparency and Accountability in the Kyrgyz Republic Project aims to build the capacity of media to ensure transparency and heighten awareness of budget processes.
In 2011 the project financed training for more than 125 journalists providing them with an opportunity to improve their knowledge of the specifics of the budget process and develop their budget information analysis skills. In 2012 more than 85 journalists took part in the advanced training, which was organized in the form of “press sessions”, or mock press conferences supplemented by mentorship. Overall, more than 210 journalists and students of journalism participated in the trainings funded by the project.