IMCK director lectures at AUI
'How the press is covering the Iraqi elections' is the title of a guest lecture IMCK director Judit Neurink held at the American University in Iraq, in Sulaymaniya. On March 3, four days before the parliamentary elections in Iraq, she spoke to students at the AUI about the results of the elections for media in Iraqi Kurdistan.
The party press is only reporting for the own group, and seems not interested in content, Neurink said. Readers and viewers need to consult different media to get an idea about party lines and programs, although none of them seem to take very much interest in the plans and promises of the parties. Advertisement and content are completely mixed, party media are part of the propaganda machines for the parties. TV-channels even start to look alike showing images of their partying supporters every night.