Oleg Katsiev

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Oleg Katsiev "is Internews Network Regional Manager for Central Asia. The Central Asia project provides support to television, print and internet-based media in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Previously, Katsiev had managed Internews projects in Kazakhstan since 1995, taking on increasing responsibility, and eventually serving as de facto Deputy Regional Manager.

"Before joining Internews, Katsiev had a distinguished career as a TV journalist. He was Chief Editor of KTK, the first private TV station in Almaty. Prior to that he worked as a journalist, director of news, and chief director of TV production for Kazakh State Television. Katsiev is a well-known commentator on media issues in Kazakhstan and is frequently quoted in the local press.

"He has served in the past as president of Internews International, an association of media support NGOs from around the world. He has been an active member of the Academy of Journalists of Kazakhstan since 2001. Katsiev was chairman of the board of Soros-Kazakhstan from 2003 till rotating off in 2005.

"He was trained as a professional journalist at the Journalism Department at Leningrad State University and attended a year-long internship program at Oklahoma State University in journalism and management in 1994-95. Katsiev is fluent in Russian and English." [1]

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  1. Oleg Katsiev, Internews, accessed February 18, 2008.