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Central Asia: Third season of "Debates of the Open Society" launches on first national TV Channel 

The third season of the Russian-language TV show started on December 2014 and was aired on Saturdays in prime time. The TV program aims not only to popularize debate and to involve young audiences in policy discussions on relevant societal issues, but also seeks to alter the mainstream portrayal of young people incapable of engaging in profound discussions on significant issues. You can find out more here

Further coverage of IDEA Central Asia, October 2014 

The 4th IDEA Aitmatov International Debate Academy took place on the shores of Issyk-Kul Lake, Kyrgyzstan from 20 to 27 September 2014. About hundred participants selected from 8 countries: Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan were students of the Academy this year.
The main purpose of the Aitmatov International Debate Academy is to provide participants with the skills to express their ideas confidently, to think critically, to check information, to argue and defend their civil position, to promote the initiatives of their organization and to bring together a bigger audience to solve real-life problems.
 “Azattyk+” TV program covered this big event.
The TV program fully devoted to Aitmatov IDA  was on air on the 1st Kyrgyz channel - one of the most popular in Kyrgyzstan. 
Duration of the program: 30 minutes. 
You may watch the recording of the program here,1st part ,2nd part, 3rd part


Coverage of IDEA Central Asia (Russian)

Interview in local newspaper “Vecherniy Bishkek”, October 2014

The interview explains what debate work is about and how it can benefit young people in Central Asia, giving young people a voice and a platform. It also provides insights into the core projects of IDEA Central Asia (CA) and the work of the network.

The team was also interviewed by NTS channel. Watch the interview.

Coverage of the Big Animal Research Debate, 14 to 17 October 2013, UK

This event was covered by both the Times and the Guardian

Coverage of the Youth Forum opening ceremony - July 4, 2012

Mexican press has been covering the IDEA Youth Forum extensively. Here's a recap of the stories.
Multiple newspapers, Leon, Mexico

Call for greater airport security lands $10k prize - June 28, 2012
A local newspaper interviews Durham University's Guy Miscampbell, the winner of this year's GDPPC.
Bucks Herald, Aylesbury, United Kingdom

Debaten en León jóvenes del mundo - June 22, 2012 [Spanish]
As the IDEA Youth Forum approaches, local media present the event and its organisers to the Mexican public.
Periódico a.m., Mexico
Youth in 21st Century: Debating and Producing Media Workshop 2012 in Latvia - June 6, 2012
Our next debate and media training in the Baltics is featured in this news story.
Baltic Review, Lithuania

Cebuano student tops Asian debating tournament - June 5, 2012
A Filipino website celebrates Jacques Ian David Estola's win at the IDEA Asia Youth Forum
GMA News, Philippines

Gặp ba 'nhà hùng biện' tuổi teen - May 31, 2012 [Vietnamese]
The Asian KPDC bronze metalists from Vietnam feature in this interview
VietnamNet, Vietnam