The third course was held from August 29 to 9 September. Six members from Central Asia were representatives of: newspaper “Turkiston” from Tashkent (Uzbekistan), NGO “Elsen” from Kant (Kyrgyzstan), Republican Network of Independent Monitors and Non-governmental Foundation “Alliance of Regional Mass Media” from Almaty (Kazakhstan), and Helvetas Swiss Association for International Cooperation Agricultural Vocational Education Project from Naryn (Kyrgyzstan).
Besides the computer training the participants had the meetings and lectures in “Itaka” Foundation with Ms. Krystyna Napiórkowska – President, “La Strada” Foundation with Ms. Stana Buchowska – Program Coordinator, Stefan Batory Foundation with Ms. Grażyna Kopińska – Director of “Against corruption” Program and Promotion Bureau of Warsaw University with Ms. Marta Piasecka. Also members visited daily newspaper “Rzeczpospolita” and weekly magazine “Wprost”.
During the weekends the volunteers who cooperate with our Foundation took care the trainees. They had a chance to sightsee Warsaw and Cracow.
Three of organizations received computer equipment.
“Fostering Independent Publishing in Central Asia 2nd” Program is financed by National Endowment for Democracy (USA).