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Citizen Journalist Site Wins $200,000 Grant


The award-winning documentary website 360 Kurdistan recently won a $200,000 Knight News Challenge grant for its journalistic efforts to foster understanding of life, culture and news in present-day Kurdistan.

The site is the work of the Tiziano Project of Los Angeles, which supports online storytelling by citizen journalists in conflict, post-conflict and underreported regions of the globe.

360 Kurdistan features imagery created by a wide range of photographers, including Iraqi journalists and Western mentors such as executive director Jon Vidar.

The Tiziano Project was one of 16 winners of the Knight News Challenge, who split $4.7 million in grants.