UKH Graduate Majeed Gly Receives UN Award for Broadcast Journalism

11 months ago

The UKH graduate and the New York correspondent for the Erbil-based Rudaw Media Network Majeed Gly received the prestigious Ricardo Ortega Memorial Prize for broadcast media presented by the United Nations on Wednesday.

Mr Gly is the graduate of the Politics and International Relations Department of the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr  for the year 2010.

He received the award in an event attended by world leaders and international journalists in New York.

A native of Kirkuk, Mr Gly has become the first and only Kurdish journalist to ever receive the award.

“Personally, it means being a Kurd — a member of a historically persecuted minority group — is not a handicap here in the United States,” the prominent journalist told Rudaw on the occasion of receiving the international recognition.

The UKH is proud of the achievements made by Mr Gly and his contributions to the Kurdish journalism. The University would like to congratulate the young journalist and the Kurdish media on this happy moment.

The University recognizes the high standards of journalism practiced by its graduate, and the efforts he made to question and hold accountable the decision makers at the United Nations on behalf of the people of Kurdistan, especially during the testing times of the war against the Islamic State and the Kurdish referendum and the events afterwards.

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