Aksaule Alzhan

Class of 2020

Aksaule Alzhan is a journalist from Kazakhstan. She had worked as a news reporter and news presenter in national Kazakh TV stations for 13 years. She had been covering politics, international relations, social and cultural events during her work on TV, and now collaborates with the main Kazakhstan online media outlets. She is pursuing her Master’s degree in digital journalism at the Graduate School of Journalism at UCB. Speaks and writes in Kazakh, Russian, and English. She enjoys spending time with her two sons and husband.

EDUCATION

  • UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

  • Eurasian National University (Kazakhstan) - M.A in History, Archeology and Ethnology

EMPLOYERS

  • "Khabar" agency (Kazakhstan) - News reporter, TV presenter

  • "Sedmoy" channel (Kazakhstan) - journalist, TV presenter, editor

AWARDS & HONORS

  • 2018-2019 Dean’s Merit Fellowship, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

  • 2006 Media Grant of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

  • Women in Media

  • Asian American Journalists Association

REPORTING INTERESTS

Economics, Inequality, International Relations, Poverty, Social and cultural issues

MEDIA PLATFORMS

Multimedia, Video Journalism

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