“Information flows and radicalization leading to violent extremism in Central Asia” is a comprehensive qualitative and quantitative study conducted in three countries of the Central Asian region by the SFCG Kyrgyzstan team with the support of Internews Kyrgyzstan and funding provided by the European Union.
This comprehensive study consists of an in-depth study of existing literature and publications in the media, semi-structured interviews and representative surveys about the information consumption habits of ordinary people in the region.
A thorough analysis of the habits of information consumption revealed the following basic patterns and findings:
- The modern attitude of the peoples of Central Asia to the growing role of religion and its presence in society.
- The influence of the public discourse regime on people’s habits of information consumption.
- The most trusted information sources for citizens of Central Asia.
- The main factors and driving forces of radicalization inherent in the region.