Botan International, based in Turkey's southeastern province of Şırnak, has launched a workshop that gives Kurdish media training to journalists.
Supported by the Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the program aims to give the opportunity to young Kurdish journalists to learn from international Kurdish journalists, from their experiences and techniques.
The training, which is done online, kicked off on Dec. 15 and will continue through Dec. 22.
A total of 15 people, including one lawyer, two academics and 12 journalists, are giving the workshop trainings in Kurdish's Kurmanji dialect.
Botan International – the only Kurdish organization that gives Kurdish media training in Turkey – has highlighted that with no formal education and training in Kurdish accessible, Kurdish journalists and Kurdish media outlets are left behind in the country.
“Nowadays, in Turkey, there is no media education accessible in the Kurdish language for young and up-coming Kurdish journalists. Moreover, most of the Kurdish news reported in Turkey is translated from Turkish,” the organization said.