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.

Be sure to follow our social media accounts:

Twitter: @NesarRecord

Instagram: @nesarrecord

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NesarRecord

Email: info@nesarrecord.com

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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.