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Журналістська освіта в Киргизстані : проблем багато, але поетапні зміни можливі (Journalism education in Kyrgyzstan : there are many problems, but gradual changes are possible) (2021)
Journal Article
Bekerman, M., Dutsyk, D., & Kuvatova, J. (2021). Журналістська освіта в Киргизстані : проблем багато, але поетапні зміни можливі (Journalism education in Kyrgyzstan : there are many problems, but gradual changes are possible)

An article in Ukrainian based on a needs assessment commissioned by the "Media Dialogue" project funded by the European Union which was conducted in April 2021 taking stock of the state of journalism education in Kyrgyzstan with the view to the best... Read More about Журналістська освіта в Киргизстані : проблем багато, але поетапні зміни можливі (Journalism education in Kyrgyzstan : there are many problems, but gradual changes are possible).

Журналистское образование в Кыргызстане: проблем много, но поэтапные изменения возможны (Journalism education in Kyrgyzstan : there are many problems, but gradual changes are possible) (2021)
Journal Article
(Journalism education in Kyrgyzstan : there are many problems, but gradual changes are possible)

An article based on a needs assessment commissioned by the "Media Dialogue" project funded by the European Union which was conducted in April 2021 taking stock of the state of journalism education in Kyrgyzstan with the view to the best ways of moder... Read More about Журналистское образование в Кыргызстане: проблем много, но поэтапные изменения возможны (Journalism education in Kyrgyzstan : there are many problems, but gradual changes are possible).

Journalism education in Kyrgyzstan : a needs assessment (2021)
Report
Bekerman, M., Dutsyk, D., & Kuvatova, J. (2021). Journalism education in Kyrgyzstan : a needs assessment

A report commissioned by the "Media Dialogue" project funded by the European Union taking stock of the state of journalism education in Kyrgyzstan with the view to the best ways of modernising the current teaching practices and the curriculum content... Read More about Journalism education in Kyrgyzstan : a needs assessment.

Needs assessment of Independent Media in the neighbourhood - a summary of the report produced for the European Commission’s DG NEAR (2020)
Report
DG NEAR

This summary presents the top-level findings of an eight-month research project aimed at assessing the needs of independent media in the EU Neighbourhood (East and South). The study was carried out by four international experts who visited 11 of the... Read More about Needs assessment of Independent Media in the neighbourhood - a summary of the report produced for the European Commission’s DG NEAR.

Журналисткие стандарты в эпоху фейковых новостей (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Bekerman, M. (2018, November). Журналисткие стандарты в эпоху фейковых новостей. Presented at 20th Central Asia Media Conference – The future of journalism, Astana, Kazakhstan

This is a presentation on the quality of information and future of journalism in the age of digital transformation, “fake news” and disinformation delivered at the opening session of the 20th Central Asia Media Conference in Astana, Kazakhstan, on th... Read More about Журналисткие стандарты в эпоху фейковых новостей.

The year of the penguin (2017)
Journal Article
Bekerman, M. (2017). The year of the penguin

A reflection on the global political trends and aspects of discrimination in the current climate or right-wing tendencies and isolationism in the Anglo-Saxon world.

Concept note : a democratisation programme in Georgia (2016)
Report
Bekerman, M., Motamed-Afshari, B., & Riber, D. (2016). Concept note : a democratisation programme in Georgia

A technical report identifying optimal ways of engagement with the Georgian civil society to promote democracy and human rights as part of development programmes funded by DANIDA - the development arm of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

Concept note : a democratisation programme in Ukraine (2016)
Report
Bekerman, M., Motamed-Afshari, B., & Riber, D. (2016). Concept note : a democratisation programme in Ukraine

A technical report on field research in Ukraine identifying the most promising areas in the sphere of the media and civil society for deployment of DANIDA resources in future development and democratisaton programmes funded by the Danish Foreign Mini... Read More about Concept note : a democratisation programme in Ukraine.

The failure of a success story : reforming Georgia’s public service broadcaster (2015)
Journal Article
Georgia’s public service broadcaster. Global media journal. German edition, 4(2), 1-23

Georgia’s “Law on Broadcasting” was passed in 2004 to provide, among other things, a legal framework for the transformation of the country’s state broadcaster into the public service media provider. The law itself has been praised internationally for... Read More about The failure of a success story : reforming Georgia’s public service broadcaster.

Facing to events in Ukraine : the Belarus opposition’s dilemmas (2014)
Journal Article
Bekerman, M. (2014). Facing to events in Ukraine : the Belarus opposition’s dilemmas. Regard sur l'Est (En ligne),

Should the opposition in Belarus rejoice at the events of 2013-14 in Ukraine or see them as a threat to their aspirations to affect change in Belarus? The tired mantra of President A.Lukashenka -that only he can guarantee stability in Belarus- has be... Read More about Facing to events in Ukraine : the Belarus opposition’s dilemmas.

Curriculum modernization : a strategy and action plan (2010)
Report
Bekerman, M., Foley, M., Popova, S., & Valkanova, V. (2010). Curriculum modernization : a strategy and action plan

A comprehensive report on the state of journalism teaching at the Sofia State University in Bulgaria with a detailed analysis of the journalism curriculum, teaching resources and infrastructure, as well as identification of deficits and main issues.... Read More about Curriculum modernization : a strategy and action plan.

Polish Yers and Lexical Syllabicity (2009)
Journal Article
Bekerman, M., Spencer, A., & Roca, I. (2009). Polish Yers and Lexical Syllabicity. Linguistic Review, 9(1), 27-68. https://doi.org/10.1515/tlir.1992.9.1.27

The article examines vowel alternations in Slavic languages on the basis of Polish CVC - CC alternations mostly involving the vowel 'e'. It links the phenomenon to prosodic structures of Slavic languages and tries to resolve the issue by employing a... Read More about Polish Yers and Lexical Syllabicity.

Tears on the Silk Gown (2009)
Digital Artefact
Bekerman, M., Ivanov, T., Langford, J., & McCafferty, N. (2009). Tears on the Silk Gown. [Digital Video]

Bride Kidnapping has been a persistent problem in Kyrgyzstan and modernity has not reduced the occurrences of this practice often resorted to as a way of avoiding social class divisions or dowry requirements. In this film, this controversial custom i... Read More about Tears on the Silk Gown.

The Bully's Playground (2009)
Digital Artefact
Bekerman, M., Ivanov, T., Langford, J., & McCafferty, N. (2009). The Bully's Playground. [Digital Video]

Bullying with the use of social media caught up with Central Asian urban centres quite early in the post-Soviet transformation. With the state institutions and society lacking the awareness of the problem or the tools to tackle it, bullying and schoo... Read More about The Bully's Playground.

Begaim's apples (2008)
Journal Article
Bekerman, M., & Ceban, O. (2008). Begaim's apples

A feature article on a social and humanitarian theme stemming from a trip to Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan and an encounter with a young female selling kumyz in a roadside yurt, her cleft palate had deprived her of fulfilling the dream of studying medicine... Read More about Begaim's apples.

Ratujcie Jentla! (Save Yentl!) (2007)
Journal Article
Bekerman, M. (2007). Ratujcie Jentla! (Save Yentl!). A. Akcent, 28(1), 32-40

In this short story, the author-narrator discovers his Jewish roots in the process of documenting the remnants of the Jewish civilisation in Poland.