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The Iraqi Human Rights Celebrates the Fourteenth Anniversary of the Founding

The Iraqi Human Rights Society in the U.S Celebrates the Fourteenth Anniversary of the Founding

The Iraqi Human Rights Society (IHRS) celebrated their fourteenth anniversary by setting up a workshop for the people of the media, in the city of Erbil. The workshop was October 6th and 7th, there were about 35 journalist and human rights activists, who participated in the workshop. The workshop focused on the developmental skills of human rights reporters and journalists. Participants attended important lectures and trainings on how to improve their performance in the objective of journalism, writing reports, broadcasting, interviewing, and mass communication skills. On day one of the media lecture, our guest speaker was Faleh Hassoun Al-Daraji the editor of Al-Hakika, the daily newspaper that is published in Baghdad. On day two of the media lecture our guest speaker was Akad Murad, a member of Kurdistan Journalist Union. The main purpose of the workshop was to ensure the journalist understood the free media capabilities, while ensuring the rights of Iraqi citizens. The Iraqi Human Rights Society also organized another workshop in the city of Detroit, MI using the slogan “The Role of Civil Society Organizations in Spreading the Culture of Non-Violence.” Participants of the workshop included 45 activists from the Iraqi community in the US. First speaker was Dawood Abo Sarmad from the board of IHRS, who spoke on whats increasing the violence in Iraqi. He also spoke on the needed cooperation between civil organizations, members of the community and state organizations, to find the appropriate solutions to banish the specter of violence and extremism from Iraqi’s lives. During the second half of the lecture, Sharif Al-Shami, media and political activist spoke about the suffering that is happening everywhere in Iraq. There was also a question and answer session where people were able to participate and give their input.

Then the Iraqi Human Rights Society of the US honored all attendees by giving certificates of appreciation, for their contribution to this celebration and their continued support. At the end of the workshop attendees participated, along with members of the Assembely Association, to cut the cake in celebration of their 14 year anniversary.

The Iraqi Human Rights Society in the U.S.A

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