Supporting KirkukNow with developing their organisational development



Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Strategic Partnership)



Overall objective

To contribute to high-quality, ethical and independent news for the contested areas of Iraq.

Achieved results

Over the past year, KirkukNow has almost doubled its readership via its website and social media channels. To improve the quality of its products, KirkukNow improved the professional capacity of its staff through training on ethical, conflict and gender sensitive reporting. Furthermore, the organisation has developed a business plan to improve their financial independence and sustainability over the coming two years. During the Iraqi elections KirkukNow played a central role by informing internally displaced people in the contested areas of Iraq (Kirkuk, etc.) about their rights and the process to cast their vote.