Echo of Moscow received a grant from the Eurasia Foundation in late 1999 to increase access to unbiased information on political, social, and economic issues by increasing the share of radio air time devoted to locally-produced news and analytical programming. Russia's preeminent independent radio station will conduct hands-on internships for journalists from 18 radio stations across Russia, during which journalists will develop reports for airing on their home stations. The internship will be accompanied by follow-up consultations and specialized training materials. The radio station plans to use this pilot as the basis for an ongoing internship program for regional journalists which will be offered on a cost-recovery basis.
Last updated: April 2000
A print version of much of the information contained in this NIS Third Sector Organizations section can be found in the The Post-Soviet Handbook (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1999).