I work as the Director of School of Peacemaking and Media Technologies in Central Asia. I’m a professional journalist, editor and media expert. My areas of expertise include monitoring for hate speech, language security, media language rights, media diversity, regional investigation
journalism, open data and Internet tools.
I created the first online course for journalists on how to cover ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity in time of peace and conflict. And also developed the concept of peacemaking journalism in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia in the post-conflict period, have been conducting trainings on crisis reporting, workshops on “How to avoid hate speech in public discourse” and the international journalism standards for reporters of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan. I’m an author of more than 70 analytical reports for the British Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), where I worked as senior editor for several years; have got more than 400 articles and investigations in other online publications, TV and radio, including stories and photos.
In 2012-2013 I have been to Afghanistan, where produce a series of photos on the back of the war and made recommendations on "How can female journalists make visual reports from Afghanistan". Besides I was one from an author of the handbook "Effective Communication" and "The Human Rights Reporting" for journalists and activists in Central Asia.