Bloody Ramadan of Iraq

I will not write anything , because these photo is telling the story

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The 6th Arab Free Press Forum Tunis, Tunisia 24-26 November 2013

The Arab Free Press Forum is a unique event that brings together media professionals from across the Arab world to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas, experience and best practice at every level of the news industry. As part of WAN-IFRA’s ongoing commitment to supporting the independent press in the Arab region, the Forum reinforces longstanding engagements with partners from across the media industry and the freedom of expression community.

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يعتبر المنتدي العربي للصحافة الحرة الذي تعقده الجمعية الدولية للصحف وناشري الأخبار حدثاً فريداً لجمع المشتغلين بالإعلام ومناصري حقوق الإنسان من جميع أنحاء العالم العربي بغرض تبادل الأفكار والخبرات وأفضل الممارسات على جميع المستويات في مجال صناعة الأخبار. في سياق الالتزام الدائم للجمعية الدولية للصحف وناشري الأخبار (WAN-IFRA) بدعم الصحافة المستقلة في المنطقة العربية، يهدف المنتدى إلى تعزيز الشراكات طويلة الأمد مع الشركاء من كافة المجالات المتعلقة بصناعة الإعلام ومناصرة حرية الرأى والتعبير.
يطرح المنتدى نقاشات جادة حول مستقبل الإعلام العربي على المستويين التحريري والاستثماري. متحدثينا من الشخصيات البارزة في مجالي الإعلام وحرية الرأى والتعبير على الصعيدينالإقليمي والدولي، بجدول عمل مصمم للوقوف على تفاصيل الوضع الراهن للصحافة العربية المستقلة واحتياجاتها المستقبلية.

The Attendees were from different countries such as (Iraq, Syria,Jordan, Yemen,Sudan,tunisia, Palestine ,Yemen, Moritania and  of

 ect) and this opened the gate of networking and discussions as well as the pre forum event which was the 3 days seminar

of  Seminar on Journalism and Ethics 21 – 23 November with Ethical Journalism Network

Ministry of Foreign Affaris of Finland, The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), International Media Support (IMS), Ethical Journalism Network, Free Press Unlimited, Canal France International (CFI), The Egypt Media Development Program (EMDP), “Yakadha” Association for Democracy and a Civil State (Vigilance), nawaat.org, The Tunis Centre for the Freedom of the Press, the African Centre for Training of Journalists and Communicators (CAPJC), The National Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT), The Union of Independent and Partisan

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The Norwegian Institute of Journalism and Ethical Journalism Network (EJN)organized a seminar on journalism and ethics in Hammamet in Tunisia 21 – 23 November in collaboration with the local UNESCO office and others.

There will be sessions about paid-for-journalism with contributions mainly from colleagues in Egypt. Tunisian colleagues will help us introduce a discussion about regulation, included media´s self-regulation. We will hear about different codes of ethics, in Tunisia and internationally. Good governance in media will be the theme for the last day, with contributions from different countries.We hope to have lively discussions, where the participants bring their own work experiences into the debate.

The Norwegian Institute of Journalism is a knowledge and resource center for media practitioners. Our mission and activitiesinclude training and further education of journalists and editors, publishing of text books and consulting for media organization

بالإضافة إلى:
خلال أيام 21، 22، 23 نوفمبر
عقدت شبكة الصحافة الأخلاقية ندوة عن أخلاقيات المهنة للصحفيين العرب (بالمشاركة مع المعهد النرويجي للصحافة)

حلقة دراسية بعنوان المؤلف StoryMaker
إن كنت تهتم بالتكنولوجيا والتأليف الرقمي؟ انضم لجلقتنا الدراسية، المؤلف، الدعوة مفتوحة للصحفيين والمدونين والفنيين ولكل من يهتم بالتأليف على هواتفهم المحمولة

Kirkuk Forum for cities in Transition

The 4 days forum started in Kirkuk -Iraq and it contained many European delegation which they lived in the same environment and cases as Kirkuk.

The Forum contained many discussion sessions and panels, as well as working group about exchanging the ideas, experiences and concepts among these cities because all of them had passed strongly through this stages.

During the Forum many conflicts and disputes happened between the politicians of the local government council because there were many articles in the Iraqi constitution that still in progress and not became true.

I started my panel in discussing the Role of Social media and Youth in Tolerance Living in Kirkuk and I started a brief presentation about what the social media did to combine all the people from different languages to live in peace and transferring their virtual relationship to reality and this is very clear because we have many Facebook pages that started been translated into real relations among the youth despite to any political cases or disputes.

I started receiving many critical and embarrassed questions about why the social media creating anti -Government bloggers?

The simple answer reply for this was that there is mis-understanding of the blogging by the officials and the users because the blogging doesn’t mean that the blogger to be against the government but he\she is only watching what it is going around them and transmitting theses events to the people in the simplest ways and languages.

There are many types of blogging are growing up in Kirkuk, because the bloggers realized that the virtual or Internet became the real platform of creating basements, campaigns and getting suitable business and I started presenting some chapters of my Master thesis which is under the title of “Utilization of Free Social Media tools in E-business Marketing” and how the users or the bloggers can invest their abilities in involving into online businesses.