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Kurdish Journalism: Between Suppression and Resistance

April 29, 2021 | 12:00 CT

Systematic suppression of freedom of the press runs rampant throughout Iraqi Kurdistan today. Join as Kamaran Othman, member of CPT, together with respected Iraqi Kurdish journalists Niyaz Abdullah and Kamal Chomani, speak about the history of Kurdish journalism and the challenges that Kurdish journalists face in their efforts to create a just society.

Join us on Thursday, April 29 at 12pm CT. We hope to see you there!

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Kamal Chomani

Kamal Chomani is the co-founder of the Kurdistan Times and a former non-resident fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy. He holds an MA in English Literature from Bangalore University and is currently pursuing a master's degree at the Willy Brandt School for Public Policy at Erfurt University.

Niyaz Abdullah

Niyaz Abdullah is an independent journalist and human rights defender, and an instructor for journalists on issues of freedom of expression, information, and legal matters. She has presented and reported for the independent radio station Radio Nawa for over 12 years. She is the editor-in-chief of Makanati, a website aimed at strengthening women's participation in the media, and is also the deputy director of the organization Azadbun. Abdullah is a member of the International Association of Women in Radio and Television and has a diploma and BA in Media and Journalism.

Kamaran Mala Osman

Kamaran Mala Osman is a civil rights activist and a member of the Christian Peacemaker Teams - Iraqi Kurdistan. He co-founded Pioneer Youth Board Organization for Basic Rights and has also freelanced for over five years as a journalist and reporter for multiple independent media outlets. He holds a bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering.

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