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Documentary training in Kirkuk

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Trainer Nafiss Nia started off with a five day training, Documentary for TV, in Kirkuk today. The training is given to people with different backgrounds, who work for various tv channels.


Nafiss Nia is a poet and a documentarymaker in the Netherlands, her latest documentary is widely acclaimed in the Netherlands and elsewhere. More photos of the course can be found on Facebook. The course is supported by the United States Consulate in Kirkuk.

More women in media; week 5

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The group of young female starters arrived again this morning to continue the six week course in basic journalism. Last week they learned how to use the camera, today we started with the basic of editing.
The next step in the course will be how to make a news item for TV.


The trainer is Amin Anwer, an experienced editor with Speda tv channel.
More photos of today's course can be found on Facebook.
The course is supported by the German Consulate in Erbil and the Iraqi First Lady Hero Khan (Ibrahim).

Documentaries on illegal immigration: finish

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This group of documentarymakers finished their two day training on 'documentaries on illegal immigration' today. The trainer is documentarymaker and poet Nafiss Nia.



More photos of today's training can be found on facebook.

Documentaries on illegal immigration

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Documentary maker Nafiss Nia started a two day training at IMCK in Sulaymaniya, on making documentaries on illegal immigration. Twelve documentary makers, from Kurdish TV-stations and freelancers, took part.




The project is a cooperation between IMCK and STATT, and should lead to a documentary festival on the subject in Erbil in December 2012. After the workshop all will be invited to submit a synopsis, of which the best three will be chosen. Those thee documentary makers get a small fund to help make a documentary based on their synopsis. These will be shown at the festival that is organised in coordination with the Kurdistan Ministry of Culture.

Nia is a returning trainer for the IMCK. She is a poet and a documentary maker in the Netherlands, her latest documentary is widely acclaimed in the Netherlands and elsewhere.
More photos of the course can be found on facebook.

TV for female starters

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The group of young female starters that is following a six week course in basic journalism at IMCK in Sulaymaniya started on August 12, 2012 on TV. During two weeks they will be taught how to use the camera and edit their material, and how to make a news item for TV.


The week started with lessons on using the camera by IMCK trainers Beshad Shwani and Mustafa Al Qais. Shwani is an experienced cameraman who worked with different Kurdish media and now is with NRT. Al Qais has been co-training with IMCK on a number of workshops and is involved in the IMCK post graduate training Media bo Khalk.

New photo's of the course can be found on Facebook.
The course is supported by the German Consulate in Erbil and the Iraqi First Lady Hero Khan (Ibrahim).

Interview training in Sulaymaniya

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International trainer Julia Shaw started a 3-day interview training for presenters and reporters of Kurdish TV stations, on August 2, 2012. Thirteen journalists from different stations, amongst them KNN, Azadi TV and Speda are participating.

Shaw is an experienced and award winning radio- and TV-maker who worked for the BBC radio and TV and has been training in different courses, mainly in Great-Britain.


The workshop will be very practical and focus on how to conduct the different kinds of interviews: for collecting information, for news reports and on background.