2020/21 AsiaGlobal Fellow, Asia Global Institute, The University of Hong Kong
Madina Ashilova began her professional television journalism career as an editor at the republican television channel Khabar, where she worked from 2006 to 2013. In 2014, she became the chief editor of the Turan-TV channel. She has been the editor-in-chief, anchor and producer of the Almaty channel since 2016. She is also the CEO of Almaty Nomad, an NGO which manages media, social and educational projects, working together with government agencies and foreign foundations. She also lectures and conducts seminars on philosophy, cultural and religious studies, and journalism as an associate professor at the Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages. She holds bachelor’s and a master’s degrees in philosophy from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, as well as a PhD from the graduate school of Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University. She has attended various university programs, including those offered by Peking University of Language and Culture (2008) and Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the University of Georgia, USA (2017).