Radio Azattyk’s Sabyr Abdymomunov awarded a jury prize
A journalist from RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz service, Sabyr Abdymomunov, received a promotional jury prize for radio at the “Access to Justice” contest for outstanding human rights and public service reporting. The contest is organized by Kyrgyzstan’s Public Union of Journalists and the United Nations Development Program.
Abdymomunov won the prize for his radio documentaries about ethnic Kyrgyz who were relocated from Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to their historical homeland, but still rejected by local society. Along with two other Radio Azattyk colleagues, Abdymomunov was awarded a certificate and a monetary prize. More than 180 journalists applied to the competition and representatives of 42 media organizations attended.