Botan International work diary
Botan International studio was established in partnership with RSF. From its establishment until February 2022 (in seven months) more than 250 video programs were recorded. More than 300 PodCasts were recorded at the same studio. Part of the shooting of two documentary films and one short film was done in our studio.
Artworks in our studio
With local NGOs – Women’s Rights Organizations
Botan International trainers first gave Turkish media training at DAKAHDER (Women’s Rights Organization) for the “Women’s Network” project, then the workshop participants recorded their programs in our studio.
Kurdish TV Program Presenting Workshop
Botan International organized a “Kurdish TV Program Presenting Workshop” in partnership with RSF.
Trainer was Mehdi Mutlu. 11 people, 8 women and 3 men, attended the workshop.
Also, Kadri Esen, CEO of Xwebûn, the only newspaper in Turkey to publish in Kurdish, was in our workshop to observe the training.
5 media executives participated in 12 workshops held in a year. 11 media managers received information about our trainings in our office.
Kurdish Rights-Based Journalism Workshop
Botan International, together with Atölye BIA, organized the Kurdish Rights-Based Journalism Workshop in Diyarbakır.
Program sponsor: Kingdom of Sweden, SIDA
In the workshop, Ferid Demirel (bianet) Murat Bayram (Botan International), Safiye Alagaş (JinNews), Hatice Kamer (BBC), Sertaç Kayar (Reuters) and Abdurrahman Gök (Mesopotamia News Agency) gave lectures on rights journalism.
Our story is on air!
The documentary of the founding story of Botan International, the first and only Kurdish media training office in Turkey’s history, is on the air!
Botan International documentary premiere
Botan International is the first media education institution established in Turkey’s history. The story of the establishment of the media education office, which was established in partnership with Reporters Without Borders (RSF), became a documentary film. The film was produced by Çil Film, the director of the film is Bilal Korkut.
“Kurdish Diction Workshop”
Botan International organized a “Kurdish Diction Workshop” in partnership with Reporters Without Borders ( @RSF_inter ). Serdar Canan gave lectures in the workshop.
Botan International organized 9 workshops in a year. Six of them were sponsored by RSF, one was sponsored by SIDA in partnership with Atolye BIA, and two were sponsored by Kurdish academics and business people.
Germany Ambassador visited Botan International
Germany Ambassador to Ankara Jürgen Schulz and the delegation of the Embassy visited Botan International Office in Diyarbakir. The topic of the meeting was the situation of Kurdish media and Kurdish journalism education.
Animation Movie of Botan International was in MOBIFEST
The story of the establishment of Botan International, the first Kurdish Media Education Office in the history of Turkey, became an animated film. The movie directed by Semiha Yıldız was screened at BERTHA SPACES MOBIFEST.
In the movie, a group of musicians whose music is silenced and pushed behind bars await help. The Botan International dragon breaks its own bars and sends a wave to the sea with the water in its mouth. As this wave drives the rescue ship, the fishes (@RSF_inter) shoulder the ship.
How do journalists spend their time at Botan International Office?
Journalists use our studio for PodCast programs
Journalist Perihan Kaya is recording the “7 questions 7 answers” podcast program she prepared for NewsLabTurkey at the Botan International studio.
Botan International offers this service free of charge in partnership with RSF.
All of the programs consisting of 20 episodes were recorded in BotanInt studio. Kaya is preparing a program about the working conditions of women journalists working in the local media.
More than 200 PodCast recordings made in 5 months.
Journalists use our studio for video programs
Journalist Beril Caymaz talked to Diyarbakır Bar Association Women’s Center representative Çiğdem Sevimli about the Istanbul Convention for DAKAHDER.
BotanInt offers this service free of charge in partnership with RSF.
About 60 programs of institutions such as Botan Times, DAKAHDER, Waar TV, Medyascope were recorded in this studio in 5 months.
Women News Network’s young journalists are interviewing with women right defenders at Botan International studio. The studio is free of charge and Botan International’s experienced journalists are helping new journalists from different news outlets.
Kurdish Digital Media Ebook
Botan International have published the notes of trainers as an e-books, access to the book is free. Our sound studio is free and open to all journalists and non-governmental organizations.
International standards for Kurdish journalism
Journalists working for The New Yok Times, The Guardian, BBC, SBS Australia, Reuters, AFP, DW, VOA, MEE share their experiences and techniques in international journalism in Kurdish at Botan International.
Digital Security Workshop
The “Digital Security Workshop” was complete. Computer engineer and digital systems security specialist for banks and businesses Nergiz Înal was the trainer.
A documentary recording in our studio
The life of poet Arjen Arî will be a documentary film. The first shots of the documentary were shot at Botan International studios. *The studio established by @BotanInt in partnership with @RSF_inter It is open to everyone and free of charge.