History of Media Support Center
In early 2000s a group of famous public figures expressed an interest in establishing independent print shop in Kyrgyz Republic. On 17 July, 2002, US State Department approved the Freedom House project and signed a contract with Freedom House. In late 2002, Center was officially opened and Mike Stone was appointed as the supervisor of the project. Natalya Gallyamova became the first General Manager of Media Support Center. On 14 November, 2003, MSC print shop was officially opened. The opening ceremony was visited by politicians and public figures from Kyrgyz Republic and USA.
Control over the activity of Media Support Center is implemented by Supervisory Committee. The Supervisory Committee consists of high-ranked officials and public figures from USA, Europe and Kyrgyzstan. The Committee is chaired by Martin Callanan, the member of European Parliament. The Supervisory Committee defines the goals and objectives of the Media Support Center, determines its policy, and confirms financial reports.
MSCF personnel are multi-skilled professionals aimed at printing industry development in the Kyrgyz Republic.