The Sputnik’s Chief Editor Will Join WFP on a Live Broadcast to discuss Gender Equality in Kyrgyzstan


The Sputnik International News Agency and Radio (Sputnik) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will join forces to discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment during a live broadcast attended by the Sputnik’s Chief Editor Margarita Simonyan.

The real-time video conference will take place at Sputnik’s Kyrgyzstan press center on March 28 from 1.30pm onwards and will feature a series of presentations by media and gender experts from Kyrgyzstan and Russia.

In particular, Altynai Maimekova, WFP’s programme officer, and Jypara Turmamatova, UN Women’s Project Coordinator, will discuss gender equality in Kyrgyzstan as well as the need to develop gender-sensitive reporting skills among Kyrgyzstan’s media.

Practicing journalists are welcome to participate in the live video conference at Sputnik’s Kyrgyzstan press center. In order to register, participants must either send an email with their names and media outlets to or call (312) 66 00 33 (ext 2430). Registration is open until 5pm on March 27. The number of participants will be limited. The online broadcast will be available on

About WFP - WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. Each year, WFP assists some 80 million people in around 80 countries.

In the Kyrgyz Republic, WFP supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by reaching out to over 300,000 vulnerable people with its development programmes.

About Sputnik Kyrgyzstan – Sputnik Kyrgyzstan launched its operation in Kyrgyzstan in December 2014. Sputnik Kyrgyzstan is a new leading internet-based media outlet in Kyrgyzstan, and hosts information portals in Kyrgyz and Russia, a radio station and a hi-tech multimedia press center. Sputnik Kyrgyzstan is a part of the Sputnik International News Agency and Radio group with multimedia news hubs in tens of countries worldwide that hosts news sites in over 30 languages, digital radio stations, mobile applications and social media channels. Sputnik International delivers 24/7 news in English, Arabic, Spanish and Chinese.