Open Call for Applications

Youth in 21st Century: Debating and Producing Media Workshop

Sponsored by the International Debate Education Association – IDEA

The International Debate Education Association announces an open call for applications to select youth from Central Asia to participate in Youth in 21st Century: Debating and Producing Media Workshop 2012.



The media play an important role in shaping the ideas of youth worldwide. The media in its various forms, be that print or online journalism, documentary photography or social media, can validate or ignore social or political issues in a society, cover some issues at the expense of others, and shape perceptions about particular groups or individuals.

The International Debate Education Association (IDEA) organizes a series of workshops that combine debate, discussion, and analysis of the media’s role in society with hands-on training in how to create professional and insightful media projects

The first two-week workshop was first held in 2010 and since then workshops were held in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and Sub-Sahara Africa.

Event Date: 19 th-31st July, 2012

Location: Talisman Village Hotel, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan

Language of instruction: English (translation WILL NOT be provided)

Fee: This event is free of charge. Air travel, accommodation and meals are provided for participants for the entire event period (19th-31st July, 2012).

Application Extended Deadline: 7 May, 2012



  1. We invite young people from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to apply.
  1. Applicants must be between 18-29 years old



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  1. The application must be accompanied by applicant’s Curriculum Vitae (CV).

CV template can be downloaded at

  1. Submit the completed application form and CV to with the subject “youth media application_ country of application”



Application deadline (extended)                                  7 May, 2012

Announce selection results                                           20 May, 2012



If you have any questions, please contact (for Kyrgyzstan):

Altynai Djumasheva                                        Elena Tatarkova

Regional Coordinator for Central Asia          Youth Program Coordinator

IDEA                                                              Soros Foundation — Kyrgyzstan

E-mail: E-mail:

Tel: (996-312) 32-54-02                                 Tel.: (996-312) 66-34-75 ext. 146