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Workshops for magazine makers

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Iraq has many magazines, but who do they target? International trainer Robert Slagt returned to Iraqi Kurdistan to conduct two workshops for magazine makers. The first one, with a group of Kurdish journalists and designers who make magazines, started on May 29, 2011. Co-trainer was IMCK-trainer Salam Ibrahim.



In three days Slagt and the participants try to make clear which are the target groups, and what the magazines should offer to reach them. Makers from Civil, Xazan, Standard and other Kurdish magazines participated.

Interns Media bo Khalk return

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Interns of the post graduate course of IMCK, Media bo Khalk, returned to their teachers to receive comments on the work done in the past weeks.


The students started on May 1 on a two month internship with Iraqi media. They have been placed with media all over Iraq, and according to their talents. They come back weekly or twice monthly to Erbil or Sulaymaniya to discuss with their MboK trainers how they can further improve their work.

British consul visits IMCK

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Chris Bowers, the British Consul in Erbil, visited the office of IMCK in Sulaymaniya in Saturday May 14, 2011. He was briefed on the activities of IMCK, and especially about the plans for a third edition of the post graduate training Media bo Khalk, which is to start in November.


Bowers also visited the editial staff of the independent website KirkukNow.com, which IMCK set up and is partly financed with British funding.