Uzbekistan: Reporting Corruption and Factchecking
USAGM offered two workshops in Samarkand on September 6-9, 2021 and in Tashkent on September 11-13, 2021. The workshops focused on developing skills in selecting topics of journalistic investigation, research planning, protecting sources of information as well as fact-checking and verification of information collected by reporters in text and visual formats. Forty-five television, print and online media journalists from across Uzbekistan and two Uzbek exclaves in Kyrgyzstan attended the workshops.
As part of the training program, journalists met and talked to media-shy Governors of the Samarkand and Tashkent region and ministers, fostering an atmosphere of greater trust between government and media that should help to improve the operating environment for Uzbek journalists.