FIR seminar in London
Date: Wednesday 6 December 2017
Time: 7PM to 9PM
Address: 5 Caledonian Road, King’s Cross, London, N9 1DX
Federation of Iraqi Refugees is hosting a seminar addressed by
Brwa Barzinji a Journalist & Writer from Iraqi Kurdistan
Kurdistan must protect journalists
On the 5th of December 2013, Kawa was shot by a group of gunmen outside his home in the town of Kalar in front of his mother.
Three days before his death Kawa had announced on his Facebook page that he had documents relating to a corruption case that he was planning to write about in Rayal magazine. Kawa was the editor of Rayal and a correspondent for Awene newspaper.
Following the murders of Sorani Mama Hama in 2008; Sardasht Osman in May 2010 and
Wedat Hussein Ali August 2016.
All these murders are stark examples of the dangers facing independent journalists in the region.