Sholpan Zhaksybaeva is executive director of the National Association of Broadcasters of Kazakhstan, a non-governmental organization aimed at supporting independent private TV channels as pluralistic sources of information. She also is a member of the National Commission on Television in Kazakhstan, advocating for better journalism standards, the establishment of public television and transparent broadcast licensing and frequency allocation. Previously, Zhaksybaeva worked for several regional and national media outlets, covering social, business and cultural issues. She also lectured at Kazakh-American University on journalism and mass media. A graduate of Kazakh State University, Zhaksybaeva is looking forward to learning more about digital journalism, new media and public television.
For her year-end Capstone project, Zhaksybaeva updated the National Association of Television and Radio Broadcasters of Kazakhstan’s website to include an English addition, found here. In addition, she expanded the organization onto several social media platforms.