Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Independent Media Centre in Kurdistan (IMCK) celebrates its fourth anniversary this year. In these four years IMCK has worked hard to professionalize the media sector in Iraq. The mission: to bring about a professional and independent media-sector that is capable of giving voice to the Iraqi people and providing them with truthful information.

Since its foundation, IMCK has continually been training professionals in all main media sectors (such as TV, Radio, Press and Internet) on almost every imaginable subject, ranging from editing training for TV-items to trainings on how to report on national heritage and resources. Returning every year are trainings on the basics of journalism, photography and on the reporting on people.

Besides trainings and workshops, IMCK has set-up a post-graduate course in journalism for young Iraqis called Media bo Khalk (Media for People). The course is unique in its kind: Media bo Khalk teaches its students from all over Iraq the practical skills needed to work as a journalist. Most of the ex-students are currently working in the media field. IMCK also set up the first (independent) local news website of Iraq, KirkukNow. KirkukNow.com is after barely one year of existence, already an important source for all news and backgrounds related to the Kirkuk area.

IMCK wants to continue its good work and successful projects in the future. While funding to Iraq is slowing down mainly because of the economic crisis and developments after the Arab Spring, IMCK is forced to look for donations.

Support IMCK in its goal to strengthen independent media in Iraq!

For donations:

IBAN-code: NL92 INGB 0000 0076 76

Refer to Independent Media Centre in Kurdistan (IMCK), account no. 7676