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EC plans to support the work of media and civil society organizations in Tajikistan

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“The overall goal of this request for proposals is to contribute to reducing inequality in Tajikistan in the context of sustainable development… and consequently improve the quality of life in a more just and democratic society,” the document states;

Approximately €3 million will be allocated from the European budget to implement the projects;

As explained in the EC, the task of the executors of the projects, which can be nonprofit structures, is to support civil society organizations in Tajikistan “as recognized subjects of the process of democratic governance.

The initiative also aims to create favorable conditions for the work of such organizations. In this case, the EC proposes to pay special attention to work with young people;

Among other things, the project includes measures to combat disinformation and promote media freedom;

The implementers, for example, are expected to train professional journalists, security forces and members of the judiciary to ensure media freedom.

Last year, the European Commission announced plans to launch a program in Tajikistan to “promote and protect” democracy and the rule of law. Its goal was to promote the involvement of young people in the country’s reform processes;

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