Joris van de Kerkhof
- On the job radio training at Garmiyan and Newroz radio stations
"It is is very pleasant to work with such enthusiastic people and it is very rewarding
that the newly gathered knowledge is
directly being applied."
- Infographics training in Erbil and Sulaymaniya
"Although I have been here to give a course on info-graphics and share my knowledge about this topic, I wish the people here could give the Dutch people some insides about tolerance. I very much enjoyed being a part of the development of skills of the group of people I worked with."
- Self-defence training in Sulaymaniya
"People here are used to being one-sided, while being a journalist enquires being impartial. Therefore journalists have to learn not to get involved and to emphasize their neutrality. At the beginning of the training participants had a bit of a wait-and -see attitude, but after a while the training triggered a discussion. Participants talked about the role of journalists and about their experiences and learned about the best ways to handle aggression directed at them."
"It took some days to rewrite the television curriculum, but it is ready. It has become a 'learning by doing' program that will give a lot of practical experience to the students. A training of skills together with receiving knowledge and a journalistic attitude."