Prize for reporting on illegal immigration

Aso Amin of Chawyxelik website won the first prize (500 dollars) in the contest of IMCK and Statt Consulting for stories in Kurdish media on illegal immigration.

His story about a man who returned after a failed migration to Kurdistan, who choose the hardship of living in a far off region, showed the different aspects of the problem, the jury of the Prize thought. Aso used the example of the returnee to show the bigger story of illegal immigration.

The prize was handed to him by IMCK director Judit Neurink during a little ceremony at the IMCK office , on Sunday August 28, a date chozen because of the proxility of the Eid holiday. The jury was made up of IMCK trainers and journalists Khidher Domle and Salaam Ibrahim, and Hazhar Taha for Statt Consulting.

There were also two second prizes (of 250 dollars each) which went to Sara Qadir of Awene newspaper for a story about the effects on women who stay behind when men leave to go abroad, and to Bahez Osman of NRT TV (picture below), who used a report on the workshop IMCK and Statt organised on illegal immigration to show the subject in a news item from different angles.

In total the jury looked at 11 stories, mostly written reports.


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