The first Kurdish media training office opened

Botan International has established a Kurdish media education office and sound studio in partnership with Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in Diyarbakir. On the night of 28 August, the opening night program was organized. Diyarbakir Chamber of Industry and Commerce President, Mehmet Kaya and veteran journalist Mahmut Bozarslan cut the ribbon. Mahmut Bozarslan said: “It has always been a dream of […]

Our studio and newsroom are free of charge for journalists

Botan International, in partnership with Reporters Without Borders (RSF), prepared a sound recording studio and Newsroom in Diyarbakir. Journalists living in Diyarbakir, or those who go to Diyarbakir to produce news, use the studio and newsroom free of charge. The mother tongue of about 25 percent of Turkey’s citizens is Kurdish, but education in their language is forbidden. It is […]

RSF support Botan International’s Kurdish Digital Media Workshops

Nowadays, in Turkey, there is no media education accessible in Kurdish language for young and up-coming Kurdish journalists. Moreover, most of the Kurdish news reported in Turkey is translated from Turkish. In addition, digital media is advancing quickly forcing journalists to improve the quality of their work, to adapt and learn new technics and technologies. With no formal education and […]

What Botan International has done in 5 months

September 2020, Kurdish Digital Media Workshop 1 (Sponsor: Global Native Services, www.globalnativeservices.com and Ali Bayram, a Kurdish lawyer) October 2020, Kurdish Digital Media Workshop 2  (Sponsor: Diyar Mizuri, a Kurdish business person) November 2020, Kurdish Digital Media Workshop 3  (Sponsor: Reporters Without Borders, RSF) November 2020, Rojnamegerîya Kurdî ya Dîjîtal –Kurdish edition of Kurdish Digital Journalism Ebook- (Sponsor: Reporters Without […]