The Tiziano Project provides community members in conflict, post-conflict, and underreported regions with the equipment, training, and affiliations necessary to report their stories and improve their lives.
Executive Director, Jon Vidar, is currently training six student journalists in Hewlêr (Erbil) how to ‘tell and distribute their stories through new media’ and ‘empowering them to produce firsthand narratives of their lives and to shape the world’s perception of their culture and conditions.’
The reporters-in-training are Shivan Sito, a graphic designer and an aspiring photographer; Sazan Mandalawi, a regular contributor and weekly columnist for the Kurdish Globe; Rebin Fazil, a journalist and founder of Ozone Magazine, a scientific magazine published in Kurdistan universities; Mohamad Nawzad Taib, who writes, translates and designs for both online and print publications in the media department of the Hewlêr Chamber of Commerce; Savina Dawood, a business management student at the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr; and, Zana Ahmed Abdullah, who teaches at Ishik University. See more about them here on the Tiziano website.
Here’s a sample project, 5 Questions for a Musician, produced by Shivan Sito. Click on the photo to view the project.
I, for one, look forward to following their work throughout the summer and beyond!