The Nesar Record is an independent media outlet based in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq that produces fact-based, feature writing and investigative journalism in the public interest.
Named after the Sorani Kurdish word for the “shady side of a mountain,” The Nesar Record identifies and reports stories that “cast a light in the shadow.”
The goal is to create a space for discussion about vital issues in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq, and neighboring areas that other publications overlook.
The Nesar Record will fill this space.
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The Nesar Record is a growing collective of journalists. The core staff currently includes:
Hannah Lynch, a Canadian journalist and editor focusing on the environment and humanitarian issues.
Layal Shakir, an Erbil-based journalist covering health, conflict, and politics in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.
Winthrop Rodgers, an American journalist and editor focusing on politics, economics, diplomacy, human rights, and press freedom.