In­for­ma­tion cen­ter to pro­vide data to jour­nal­ists

The Kurdish Globe - - NATIONAL -

Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Government (KRG) is plan­ning to es­tab­lish a cen­ter to pro­vide jour­nal­ists and re­porters with in­for­ma­tion about the ac­tiv­i­ties of the government.

Ac­cord­ing to Safin Diza­yee, KRG’s of­fi­cial spokesper­son, the pur­pose be­hind es­tab­lish­ing such a cen­ter is to or­ga­nize re­la­tions be­tween the government, the me- dia and the pub­lic.

“Cur­rently we are work­ing on the or­ga­ni­za­tional struc­ture of the cen­ter, which will be try­ing to be­come a bridge be­tween the government, jour­nal­ists and the peo­ple,” said Diza­yee. “Min­is­te­rial Coun­cil will al­lo­cate a nec­es­sary bud­get for the cen­ter and it will be in­au­gu­rated in the near fu­ture.”

KRG has al­ways as­signed a min­is­ter as its of­fi­cial spokesper­son, but jour­nal­ists have con­tin­u­ously com­plained about dif­fi­cul­ties in get­ting in­for­ma­tion from the spokesper­son and in gen­eral about the gov­ern­men­tal ac­tiv­i­ties. For this very rea­son, Diza­yee says, this cen­ter will act as a data bank for jour­nal­ists to ob­tain all kinds of in­for­ma­tion and data.

Diza­yee added that in devel­oped coun­tries government spokesper­sons usu­ally only an­nounce government res­o­lu­tions, report of­fi­cial meet­ings and com­ment on spe­cific is­sues, but such cen­ters are there to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion to jour­nal­ists on a reg­u­lar ba­sis.

Kur­dish jour­nal­ists cap­tur­ing pho­tos of an event.

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