Showing posts from October, 2008

Eddy van Wessel is back

Eddy van Wessel, the international photographer from Holland, is back in Kurdistan. He will be doing a workshop for his Kurdish colleagues in Irbil on telling a story in a picture. The best pictures from the last workshop he did in Sulaymaniya (in June 2008) can still be seen in the training hall of the IMCK. The workshop in Irbil (from November 6-10) has been organised by IMCK in coordination with Media Work Development Organization.

Marketingtraining starts

Training media in Kurdistan ( by Henk van Setten) It's obvious, that people in Iraqi Kurdistan have long been derived from influences of the West. Although internet is now accepted here as an instrument of information and entertainment, marketing still is something very foreign. In four 3 day courses I try to teach three newspapers and a TV-station the basics of thinking in a structured and commercial way. Both the readers market and the market for advertisement have to be developed. The interest and eagerness to learn of the people are enormous. Whether the theory is going to be used for real, the future will lean.