The most horrible of things has just happened to me….my RSS feed for the Kurdish blogs, well for lack of a better term..hiccupped…and all of my feeds are gone. So in dealing with this crisis, today’s post probably will leave a few people out. Thankfully all of my work is not going to be a complete waste as all of the links in my RSS feed are can be found on my blogsite Kurdistan Blog Count.
So, let’s begin the fun shall we? Vladimir on From Holland to Kurdistan has been compiling some wonderful media links for the Kurdish cause from a moving pictoral exhibit of Kurdish refugees being treated by Doctors Without Borders to a documentary on the Kurdish riots in Diyarbakir. Additionally, information on Saddam Hussein’s Anfal Campaign against Iraqi Kurds can be found and an excellent interview with Kurdish blogger Hiwa from Hiwa Hopes about his childhood and growing up in refugee schools.
Hiwa has been writing about the lack of media attention to bothSaddam Hussein’s trial for the Anfal Campaign and how Kurdish politicians in Southern Kurdistan have been commenting on the increased fracturing of Iraq.
Continuing on with the media theme, Pearls of Iraq writes about the recent confiscation of Kurdish books sent from Sweden to Northern Kurdistan (Southeast Turkey), the books are scheduled to be destroyed by the Turkish government. Save Roj TV writes about a daily Kurdish newspaper being harassed by the Turkish government for trying to distribute their newspaper in Northern Kurdistan. In addition Roj TV itself is still fighting against their struggle with the Turkish government who is trying to shut the Denmark based television station down. The-kurdistani also weighs in on what they perceive as a biased media in Turkey in regards to the Kurdish Question. And dear Rasti-bini shows us the side of the Kurdish media and their responses to recent Turkish aggression against the Kurdish peoples in the name of fighting the PKK.