Newaya Jin newspaper meets readers in Cologne

Journalist Ülkem Zeremya said that the Kurdish women's press mostly broadcasts against gendered codes and spoke about the editorial policy of Newaya Jin newspaper.

The women's newspaper Newaya Jin, which has been publishing its 200th issue as of November, met with its readers in Cologne.

At the meeting organized by the Viyan Women's Council, a meeting was held to discuss the level of visibility of women in the media, the difference in women's pressure against sexist coding, and the content of the Newaya Jin newspaper.

Evaluating the position of the mainstream media at the meeting, journalist Ülkem Zeremya said that the media has now turned into a decision-making mechanism in society. Reminding that many governments, such as Turkey, which broke the record for "having the most journalists in prison", suppressed and silenced the media, she referred to the UN's statement on 62 journalists killed in the line of duty.

Drawing attention to the October Press Freedom Report of the Women in Journalism Coalition (CFWIJ), Zeremya underlined that 40 women journalists were exposed to violence, threats and harassment.

Ülkem Zeremya said that the pressure on journalists is related to the fear that they would expose hidden truths or crimes.

Ülkem Zeremya said that “the media is a place of struggle for women and shared the male mentality in the mainstream media with some statistical data. The male mentality in the media industry is reflected by the fact that women have finally been appointed as Editor-in-Chief of 'The Washington Post', 'Le Monde', 'Reuters', 'The Guardian' and 'Financial Times', which are among the oldest and highest circulation publications in the world, for the first time in decades.”

Ülkem Zeremya added that the Kurdish women's press mostly broadcasts against gendered codes, and stated that Newaya Jin newspaper has a publishing policy sensitive to ecology, democracy and women's freedom.

After the presentation, the participants conveyed their opinions, suggestions and criticisms about the paper.

Readers' meetings with similar content will be held in Hanau and Darmstad on 14 November and in Siegen on 21 November.