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Batyr Kazybayev

General Director of Alash Media Group media holding (Kazakhstan)

The name of the Batyr Kazybayev is well known in the information and culture sphere of Kazakhstan and beyond. For over 10 years, he has been successfully running a media holding, which includes information portals Tengrinews.kz, Vesti.kz, Massaget.kz, Tengri FM and Zhuldyz FM radio stations, CTV channel.

In his career he has worked as adviser to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan on public relations and Deputy head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. Under his management large and successful projects such as “Channel 7”, Tengri FM rock-‘n’-roll radio station, the daily newspaper “Focus” and news site Vesti.kz were established. Batyr started and developed projects focused on Kazakh-speaking audience. This resulted in creating youth site Massaget.kz, daily periodical Alash Ainasy and updated version of news portal Tengrinews.kz. In 2015, there was national youth radio station “Zhuldyz FM” fully broadcasting in Kazakh. Another project, also inspired by Batyr Kazybayev, now widely known not only in Kazakhstan but also abroad, is the Spirit of Tengri, a contemporary ethnic music festival.

The topic of the presentation: “Alash Media Group holding: history, tasks and dreams”.