Thursday, November 26, 2009

French cultural centre organizes media debate in Kurdistan


Erbil - For the first publication of the Monde Diplomatique in Kurdish, a project of the Rudaw media company , the French Cultural Center has organized a table discussion Today, on “Professional journalism in the time of globalization" in Erbil, Kurdistan.

The evening is chaired by Nazand Begikhani, Senior Research Fellow in Bristol University and chief editor for the Monde Diplomatique in Kurdish Sorani. The discussion will be based on articles published in the first Kurdish Monde Diplomatique.

Special guests are Ako Muhammad, Editor-in-Chief of Rudaw and concessionaire for the Monde Diplomatique in Kurdish. Taman Shakir, freelance journalist and director of media department in the Ministry of Culture. Freelance journalist Aveen Fatah. Journalists Tareq Fatah from Hawlati, Shwan Muhammed from Awena, Munira Maxmuri from Kurdistani New, Karim Qadir from Khabat. Zirek Kamal, Advisor to His Excellency the Prime Minister for media, Farhad Awni, President of journalist Union in Kurdistan Region, Adnan Othman, MP from the Change list (Gorran), former chief editor of Rozhnama). Asos Najeeb Abdulla, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, and former judge, M. Kawa Mahmoud Shakir, Minister of Culture and Youth. M Dlawer Ala’Aldeen, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

The discussion is open to all and will be in Kurdish. Articles from the first Le Monde Diplomatique can also be found on the new website of Le Monde Diplomatique Kurdi.