International trainers Felix Meurders and Henk ten Oever started a 2 day on the job training at Kurdsat. The training, which started on October 31, 2011, focusses on interview and presentation skills. Meurders is a veteran of Dutch television and has presented several programs on national Dutch television and ten Oever is a Dutch media specialist.
In total, there are 8 participants from 2 different programs of Kurdsat, namely "Subject" and "Behind the News", taking part in the training.
In order to raise awareness among journalists of the importance of minorities in
Iraq and Kurdistan, IMCK has started its first (out of three) workshop(s) on minorities
in Iraq. Journalist, writer and trainer Sa’ad
Salloum opens the first session by introducing the journalists to the different topics that are related to the rich diversity that can be found in Iraq's ethnic, cultural and religious landscape.
Most of the participant are, besides journalist, belonging to a minority group themselves.
At this first day, Sa'ad has lectured on, inter alia, the complexities and problems of minorities in Iraq, minorities rights in Iraqi law and the possible implications of the International Human Rights Declaration.
>IMCK likes to thank the British Foreign & Common Wealth Office and the British Embassy in Iraq for funding this workshop<
In the newsroom of Kurdsat TV in Sulaymaniya started on October 14, 2009 an on the job training. Kurdsat is an important satellite channel and the main station of the political party PUK. It employs approximately 300 people. The newsroom staff will be trained for five days by Hasssan Rachidi. He has been working as a journalist for Al-Jazeera for a long period of years, both in the field and at the desk, producing news items. He will join the Kurdsat staff during the work progress and give them advice on the most important aspects of TV journalism as well as on news production and news flow. The aim of the training is to teach the staff to work more professional and efficiently.