UNDEF funds new media clinic in Central Asia
News from the Field, 20 December 2011
In Central Asia, NGOs and independent media often have nowhere to turn for support on new media technology, with little or no in-house knowledge and commercial alternatives that are far too expensive. That’s why UNDEF funds a new media clinic in the region. A new group of Central Asian journalists and NGO workers just completed a two-month training programme, which is run by TOL and focuses on using social media for advancing organizations’ content and causes, as well as managing and maintaining websites in general. The programme included a basic course on managing websites built on the Wordpress platform, so that even a non-techie can easily set up and run a well-functioning site. Around 20 participants attended twice-weekly meetings in Bishkek; others took part via distance learning.