Information center to provide data to journalists
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.