What Botan International have done in 6 months in partnership with RSF
Botan International is an educational institution based in Şirnak and Diyarbakir that protects Kurdish journalism and Kurdish press freedom in partnership with Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and supported by European Endowment for Democracy (EED).
Botan International is the first and only Kurdish organization that gives Kurdish media training in the history of Turkey.
Botan International is also the only non-government media education organization located in East and Southeast of Turkey.
Botan International organized Kurdish Podcast Workshop, Kurdish Diction Workshop, Kurdish Video-Program Presenting Workshop and Mobile Journalism Workshop. During the project period, only these four Kurdish media workshops were held in Turkey and all of these workshops were held in partnership with Botan International-RSF.(Click the names of workshops to watch videos)
186 people attended our workshops in two years. 21 people attended our workshops during this period.
A group of 10 people attended the Podcast and Diction workshops in the “audio news” category. 3 of the workshop participants were male and 7 were female.
11 people attended the Presenting and MOJO workshops in the “video journalism” category. 4 of the participants were male and 7 were female.
Mehdî Mutlu / Kurdish Video Program Presenting Workshop
Murat Bayram / Kurdish Mobile Journalism Workshop
(During the project period, Germany’s Turkish Embassy Media Undersecretary and a delegation with him visited our office – In the same year, Germany’s Ambassador to Turkey also visited our office. The UK Deputy Ambassador to Turkey and Undersecretary of Political Affairs have visited our office on 8 November.
We will attended the Turkish-German Journalists Seminar of the German Embassy on November 16.