Ms. Yulia Savchenko "is a television anchor and journalist who has achieved public recognition for her talk show on Pyramid TV in Kyrgyzstan. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University. Ms. Savchenko started work with Pyramid during her undergraduate years and is now the host of her own show, which features perspectives and debates on issues of political and social interest. During her fellowship, she will examine government-media relations in the United States and U.S. approaches to "civic" or "public" journalism. She is especially interested in how to promote both "guide dog" and "watchdog" press and in the complex relationships among journalists, corporate media, government officials, and the public in a functioning democracy. As a fellow, she wrote articles and prepared training courses that can be implemented in Kyrgyzstan." 
Resources and articles
- Past Fellows, NED, accessed September 14, 2007.