What Happened Last Week-in Kurdistan

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About What Happened Last Week-in Kurdistan

What we hate is the unreliable, and seemingly never-ending, cycle of news that has lost all objectivity. To that effect, in 2014 award-winning-journalist Sham Jaff started the What happened Last Week (WHLW) newsletter, and she has been delivering the news to thousands of people ever since. Now, WHLW is starting a branch that covers Kurdistan, because we know that when it comes to news about Kurdistan (and the Middle East), it's nearly impossible to find good sources, if you don't speak the languages. So, why not inform people of what we're able to read in our native tongues and actually solve a problem we've been complaining about for years: a population that is uninformed about the going-ons of Kurdistan.
So, here's what we decided to do: deliver a weekly English newsletter covering the major stories from Kurdistan, which will be curated by Tavgar Bulbas, a professional journalist, to your email. And for those of you who prefer a different medium, the What Happened Last Week-in Kurdistan podcast, hosted by Kurdish author Jîl Şwanî, has got you covered. Join us every week and let's summarize what's happening in that sensationalized part of the world for you, and if you want to support our hard work; become a Patron!
We would appreciate your decision to become a Patron, and in the interest of transparency here's what the money would be used for.
  • As mentioned before, we're trying to solve a problem we have been complaining about for a long time, and for that we need to reach a larger audience. Social media is integral to reaching that goal. We want to boost our social media posts, and that takes $$$.
  • The best short-term outcome of WHLW-K is to reach a level of financial stability that can make it sustainable long term, and that also takes $$$.
  • Finally, we are 100% independent, and we do this part-time. Delivering the newsletter and podcast every week costs a lot time and effort, and while currently we have been able to support ourselves while we do this work, in the long run we need some $$$ to put food on the table.

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