The Association “Public Assessors of the Republic of Tajikistan” (APART) is implementing the project ” Advancing Media Freedom Through Legal Reform in Tajikistan”, supported by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF).
Goal: promote the establishment of a favorable legal environment for media staff and journalists in Tajikistan.
Objectives: creating and training a team of media lawyers to protect the journalists’ rights and interests at all stages of their investigation; opening and ensuring the successful functioning of three “Hot lines” in the cities of Dushanbe (Dushanbe and DRS), Khujand (Sughd region) and Kulyab (Khatlon region) to provide timely legal / psychological support to media representatives; creating a platform for discussion and finding solutions to the issues faced by mass media; organizing internships to improve the professional level of journalists; improving the media image and regaining the readers ’confidence in the articles published based on true facts of journalist investigations; and improving and reforming the legislation on media operations.
Ombudsman for Human Rights in the Republic of Tajikistan;
Public Organization «Rural Development Initiatives» (RDI).