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Independent Media Organization in Kurdistan

07/30/2019


Independent Media Organization in Kurdistan:
Independent Media Organization in Kurdistan (IMOK) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in northern Iraq. It was founded in April 2008 by Free Press Unlimited.
IMOK works on developing responsible and ethical journalism in Kurdistan Region and the rest of Iraq. It also works to protect the democratic values in civil society and struggles to improve the situation of women and minorities and support press institutions to use media as a tool to achieve peace, coexistence and tolerance.

IMOK Goals:

- Strengthen the role of media as a tool to achieve peace, coexistence and tolerance
- Use of media for achieving rule of law, accountability, citizenship, stability and moderation - Use of media to avoid stigmatization and stereotyping of survivors of GBV and SGBV
- Use of media to Strengthen Peace building and social cohesion among Iraq’s diverse ethnic and religious groups.
- Develop journalisms in civilian and professional style
- Develop the writing thoughts (beliefs) in respect of people for people
- Build up the journalism to act a role in developing democracy in Kurdistan Region and Iraq
- To develop journalists_ capacity according to the social, economic and cultural changes in the community.
- Build up the press staffs consciousness and responsibility
- Improve the situation of women and minorities through changing the way they are depicted in the media


IMOK VISION

• enhancing the social media potential for women’s empowerment including mobilizing attention and accountability for women’s rights, ending and or reducing violence against women, increasing women’s representation in public life and media, translating women’s online advocacy to pushing for systemic change in policy, challenging discrimination and stereotypes, bring gender equality to media attention and galvanize actions.

• Improving the quality of media In Iraq. Improve the situation of women and minorities through changing the way they are depicted in the media
• Strengthen the role of media as a tool to achieve peace, coexistence and tolerance
• Developing and enhancing a cooperative relationship between journalists and politicians.
• Media consultancy in Kurdistan Region and Iraq

Main Funders of IMOK:

British consulate
IMS
UNDP
NPA
open society
Dutch embassay
NPA
Statt consulting
Shell company
IREX
US embassy
German consulate
IOM
Swiss embassy
HIVOS
westrun zagros
PAX
Ford foundation
Nature IRAQ
UNAMI
US consulate in Erbil
Arab human right
United State Embassy
IMS
Canadian Embassy
HIVOS

Donors

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