Humans of Kurdistan
The "Humans Of Kurdistan" project aims to present the cultural diversity of the country. A look at the faces but also the stories that lie behind each of them.
Humans of Kurdistan - South 32

April 27, 2020

“I didn’t enjoy journalism in my first year at the Institute. My father wanted me to finish school and get employed in the public sector. I was accepted in IT, but I didn’t like it, I though it was too difficult, so I went into the media field. Initially my father told me not to do it, he didn’t like it. He constantly told me that he will try to find somewhere else for me to study, but I enjoyed it and said I wanted to stay. After I did some work and I saw my own work on TV for the first time, my father was standing next to me and was watching with me, he said, ‘Is that you?! I don’t believe it could be you, talking so confidently and working well’ He saw that I can actually stand on my own feet, do what I want, and saw my work, which is why one day when we had visitors, he showed his friends all my work and was proud of me.”

“A girl posted on Facebook that she needs help, that in exchange for that, people are about to sexually assault me and make me do terrible things. So I reached out to her and created a report regarding the topic. The day after it was released, I got so many phone calls that I couldn’t make time for. I called everyone back to figure out why they have called this number; they all asked me how they can help that family. That was an amazing thing for me. That is one of the works I am really proud of and I had a great feeling.”