The IUJKR was established on October 31, 2016 by an initiative group of journalists, following the results of many meetings. The organization is a legal entity and is registered with the Ministry of Justice of Kyrgyzstan. It is a non-political, non-profit organization, uniting more than 300 journalists of the republic.
The IUJKR has a board consisting of a chairman and two of his deputies. There is also a meeting of the founders of the IUJKR. But global issues are solved at the congress of members of the union.
The union was created for the following purposes:
– Promoting the process of democratization of the society by promoting the dissemination by the media of ideas of tolerance, respect for human rights and freedoms:
– Promotion of professional creative activity of journalists of Kyrgyzstan;
– Assistance in strengthening guarantees and freedoms of access to information;
– Formation of a culture of honest and free journalism, based on the generally accepted principles of professional behavior and ethics of a journalist;