Conflict Sensitive Reporting for Journalists and Round-table Discussion

Kurdish Media Watchdog Organization in coordination with IREX and American Ambassador in Erbil is pleased to host two-day events on 1 and 2 May 2018. So, they are honored to invite you to attend a workshop as part of the Visiting American Professionals Program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.


The first event: 

Date: May 1st, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location:  Dark Blue Café in Sulaimaniyah Ashte Turn  

Target Audience: Kurdish Media Watchdog organization journalists and staff  

Topic: Conflict Sensitive Reporting for Journalists

Workshop Description:  Brainstorming with journalists on challenges and opportunities that exist today in covering conflicts in Iraq, and looking together for alternatives that work for them. Topics will include professional media, integrity vs. objectivity, the 8 keys to covering conflicts (Kasbari), peace journalism vs. war journalism table of Galtung.

The seminar will use these keys and the table, journalists will work in small groups to identify what encourages/opens dialogue and would escalate violence, by looking at examples of news pieces taken from the Iraqi context.

We hope to see you there!

The second event: 

Date: May 2nd, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: Dark Blue Café in Sulaimaniyah Ashte Turn  

Target Audience: Kurdish Media Watchdog journalists and staff

Topic: Roundtable Discussion

Workshop Description:  Challenges and opportunities in reporting on conflicts in Iraq; collaboration between different sectors; general presentation on challenges in reporting conflicts and pathways into reconciliation using media and dialogue tools. Moderated discussion will focus on what the public consumers of media (represented by NGOs), expect from the media reporting, what has had a positive/negative impact, and their recommendation for best practices. Journalists will discuss their daily challenges and present ideas for better collaboration with the community.


We hope to see you there!


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