Training at KNN


Dutch trainer Robert Baltus returned to Kurdistan for the fifth time, to conduct an on the job training with the new TV-station KNN. Kurdistan News Network is owned by ex-PUK politician Nowchirwan Mustafa, and plays a role in the campaigning for the upcoming Kurdish parliamentary elections on July 25.

Baltus is focusing on making the news program more attractive. He started on June 1 and will be with KNN until June 9.

He was in Iraqi Kurdistan four times (after 2005) before for civil journalism workshops the Dutch ngo Press Now organised, in Duhok, Irbil and Sulaymaniya. Press Now helped to found IMCK, and is funding part of the organisation. The KNN workshop was made possible because of funding from the American reconstruction fund.

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