Jour­nal­ists Hon­ored by Amer­ica – Kur­dis­tan Friend­ship As­so­ci­a­tion

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Amer­ica – Kur­dis­tan Friend­ship As­so­ci­a­tion (AKFA) in Pir­mam hon­ored some jour­nal­ists and me­dia out­lets on the 114th an­niver­sary of the Kur­dish Me­dia. One of the hon­ored news­pa­pers was "The Kur­dish Globe".

Dur­ing the oc­ca­sion, Kur­dish me­dia was said to have taken many steps for­ward, and this de­vel­op­ment is ap­pre­ci­ated. In the Kur­dis­tan po­lit­i­cal process, which en­joys a newly-won demo­cratic ex­pe­ri­ence, ef­forts should be made so that to­tal free­dom of me­dia and pub­lish­ing is guar­an­teed. It is un­de­ni­able that the Kur­dish me­dia has taken great steps in this re­gard; the in­creas­ing num­ber of the me­dia out­lets sig­ni­fies this de­vel­op­ment.

Amer­ica – Kur­dis­tan Friend­ship As­so­ci­a­tion stated that they an­nu­ally will present pro­grams in Kur­dis­tan, in­clud­ing The Na­tional Day of In­de­pen­dence, Thanks­giv­ing and Newroz. This Year they or­ga­nized this honor­ing cer­e­mony to es­tab­lish a good re­la­tion with the Kur­dish me­dia. Umer Farhady, VOA cor­re­spon­dent and the old­est jour­nal­ist who has been work­ing in the ra­dio for 14 years, gave a speech. Later on, Harry Chaut the Deputy Head of the As­so­ci­a­tion, gave a speech in English re­gard­ing the im­prove­ments in the Kur­dish me­dia and the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion. He said “there’s no­tice­able im­prove­ment of the Kur­dish me­dia, this huge gath­er­ing here to­day is a good ex­am­ple. This is an ev­i­dence for the wide-rang­ing de­vel­op­ments in this field.” He wished the re­la­tion be­tween their as­so­ci­a­tion and jour­nal­ists will be far bet­ter in the fu­ture so that they would be able to par­tic­i­pate di­rectly in the as­so­ci­a­tion's pro­grams and agen­das.

Af­ter­wards, the Head of the As­so­ci­a­tion, Sir­wan Barzani hon­ored me­dia out­lets at­tend­ing the cer­e­mony, in­clud­ing The Kur­dish Globe as the only English­Language news­pa­per in Kur­dis­tan.

Head of Amer­ica-Kur­dis­tan Friend­ship As­so­ci­a­tion (AKFA) Sir­wan Barzani hon­ors Ghazi Has­san, edi­tor in chief of The Kur­dish Globe, the only weekly English-lan­guage paper in Kur­dis­tan, on April 27, 2014.

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