Program of the Third Central Asian Conference on MIL

Media and information literacy in the era of digital transformation

November 3, 2022

09:00 – 09:30
Photo exhibition of media literacy projects
Registration, welcome coffee/tea
09:30 – 09:45
Theatrical greeting of the "The Mirrors" youth musical theater and "Aldanba" musical greeting by Aiym Aiylchieva
Hall Grand Ballroom
Opening ceremony
  • Nazgul Babakanova, Expert of the Information Policy Service of the Administration of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Ulanbek Mambetakunov, Minister of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Chyngyz Esengul uulu, Deputy Minister of Culture, Information, Sports and Youth Policy of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Abdyvakhap Nurbaev, ex-deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Sanjarbek Jumadylov, Head of the Monitoring, Planning, Analysis and Evaluation Department of the Ministry of Digital Development of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Dr. Gabriela Gellil, German Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan
  • Mikhail Karkhauzen, Head of the Asia and Europe Department of the Deutsche Welle Academy
  • Almaz Kurmankaliev, General Director of the Media Support Center Foundation
  • Aichurek Usupbaeva, Director of the Media sabak Foundation
Alina Bajenova
Hall Grand Ballroom
10:30 – 10:40
Votes in support of media literacy
Video presentation
Hall Grand Ballroom
10:40 – 10:50
Hall Grand Ballroom
10:50 – 12:00
National Media and Information Literacy Initiatives
Panel discussion
  • Aichurek Usupbaeva, Media sabak Foundation, Kyrgyzstan
  • Daria Osmanova, Center for the Development of Modern Journalism, Uzbekistan
  • Julia Alajärvi, National Audiovisual Insitute(KAVI), Finland (online)
  • Snezhana Tsoy, MediaNet, Kazakhstan
  • Jamshed Marupov National Gurdofarid Foundation, Tajikistan (online)
  • Davaa Amgalanbaatar, Mongolian Education Alliance, Mongolia
  • Ivan Pechishev, Perm State National Research University, Russia
  • Yonut Codreanu, Active Watch Association, Romania
  • Nguyen Thuy Mien, Thanh Niên Youth Newspaper, Vietnam (online)

Alina Bajenova
Hall Grand Ballroom
Review of workshops and distribution of flyers
Alina Bajenova
Hall Grand Ballroom
12:00 – 13:30
Lunch break
Competences of media and information literacy in education

Christa Prusskij

Importance of fact-checking in media education: tools and methodology

Duman Smakov

Learning by playing. Master class from the creators of QLEVER

Stas Khanin

Learn by playing. Master class from the creators of QLEVER

Maira Zeinilova

Parallel workshops

Gamification in education: how to get children interested

Christa Prusskij, media and global education specialist, Finland
Stas Khanin PhD, game designer, Poland, and Maira Zeinilova, ERIM (Equal Rights & Independent Media), France
Duman Smakov, Factcheck, Kazakhstan
15:00 – 15:30
Coffee/Tea Break
15:30 – 17:00
Quiz Day: MIL. Develop critical and creative thinking!
Urmat Kanybekov, game designer, Kyrgyzstan
Hall Grand Ballroom
17:00 – 17:10
Summing up the 1st day
Alina Bajenova
Hall Grand Ballroom

Refreshing media education: new challenges and technologies

November 4, 2022

09:00 – 09:30
Photo exhibition of media literacy projects
Welcome coffee/tea
09:30 – 09:50
New generation for creative media literacy!
Video review of MediaStation alumni materials
Hall Grand Ballroom
Digital citizen: trends in the development of media education
Panel discussion
  • Gulmira Artykbaeva, Republican Institute for Advanced Training and Retraining of Pedagogical Workers, Kyrgyzstan (online)
  • Matlyuba Azimova, Republican institute of advanced training and retraining of teachers, Kyrgyzstan
  • Barno Tursunalieva, Republican Education Center under the Ministry of Public Education, Uzbekistan
  • Ministry of Education, Kazakhstan
  • Kutbiddin Mukhtori, The Tajik National University, Tajikistan (online)
  • Gulnaz Isaeva, Deputy Director of the State Commission for Religious Affairs, Kyrgyzstan
  • Bambajargal Ayushzhav, Founder of Faro Foundation, Mongolia
  • Valeriy Ivanov, Academy of Ukrainian Press, Ukraine
  • Flora Graioni, ERIM (Equal Rights & Independent Media), France
  • Amalia Oganjanyan, Deutsche Welle Academy, Germany

Almaz Ismanov
Hall Grand Ballroom
11:10 – 12:00
Special sessions
  • MIL teaching models in higher education institutions, Aijan Baktybek kyzy, Bishkek State University, Kyrgyzstan;
  • MIL in Religious Educational Institutions, Ravshan Eratov, Spiritual Board of Muslims of Kyrgyzstan;
  • MediaStation reveals the creativity of schoolchildren, Melita Muratbekova, Toktogul Satylganov Lyceum, Kyrgyzstan;
  • School media corners for critical thinking, Farida Mashanlo, school-lyceum No. 11, Kyrgyzstan;
  • Overview of the development of school lessons with MIL elements in the Kyrgyz Republic, Kunduz Zhekshen kyzy, Media Sabak Foundation, Kyrgyzstan.
Tynchtykbek Dosmuratov and Kunduz Zhekshen kyzy
Hall Grand Ballroom"
Review of master classes and distribution of flyers
Alina Bajenova
Hall Grand Ballroom
12:00 – 13:30
Lunch break

Parallel seminars

Trends in media literacy: from interactive to analysis

Mark Handel, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Austria
Azat Ruziev, co-founder of Bashta, Kyrgyzstan
Sergei Shturkhetsky, Independent Media Trade Union, Ukraine;
15:00 – 16:00
Coffee/tea break / exchange of coins for prizes
Alina Bajenova
16:00 – 17:10
Closing ceremony
  • Summing up the conference. Creation of the MIL Alliance - Aichurek Usupbaeva, Media sabak Foundation, Almaz Ismanov
  • Rewarding participants/-c for their contribution to the promotion of MIL in Central Asia
  • Award for contribution to the promotion of MIL in education and the results of the country competition among school teachers
  • Awarding of the winners of the BRYCA contest for Central Asia
  • Closing remarks

Hall Grand Ballroom
18:00 – 20:00
Gala dinner
Alina Bajenova
Hall Grand Ballroom
Contacts and location

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