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Our media trainers are back from Iraqi Kurdistan
ronak press
May 4, 2021
Location: Array

It's been an amazing two-week trip during which we've trained 115 students in print press, photography and video. Most of them were Kurds from Iraq but also displaced from Syria, as well as Arabs, Turkmen, Syriacs... Thanks to this joint project with Mam Humanitarian Foundation, we could cater for all of them.
Their needs are pressing. Iraq’s social and political landscape has changed drastically due to an escalation of regional and global power competition, the COVID-19-induced health and economic crises… These developments have exacerbated long-standing tensions, feeding public distrust in the state and tribal violence in the south. They have also detrimentally affected minority communities, especially in ISIS-affected areas, creating openings for ISIS remnants to step up attacks and contributing to the continued internal displacement of over one million persons. Accordingly, the role of free non-aligned media looks more detrimental than ever to highlighting these issues.

Read more about the workshop here

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