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The Iraq Foundation is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of a five-day workshop held in Lebanon as part of its HEWAR program. The conference was attended by members of the media and press relations arm of the Federal Judicial Authority. Under the supervision of the official spokesperson of the Court, Judge Abdul Sattar al-Bayrakdar, participants focused on ways to enhance their transparency and outreach goals. A correspondent from the Council’s Media Center said that the conference resulted in the creation of a theoretical framework outlining a new communications strategy for the High Judicial Council. Held in ccllaboration with the Lebanese Strategic Communications Consultancy, the workshop lasted from May 24 to May 28. To read more in Arabic, visit Iraqia’s press release. To learn more about HEWAR, please visit our project page.

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IF Holds First Stakeholders Meeting

As part of HEWAR initiative to enhance judicial outreach transparency, Iraq Foundation (IF) and with the sponsorship of the office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement affairs (INL) held the first judicial stakeholders meeting to present and discuss High Judicial Council (HJC’s) communication strategy developed by Strategic Communication Consultancies (S2C) and to enhance communication and outreach between HJC and other stakeholders of the criminal justice system. The meeting was held at the Judicial Development Institution (JDI) in Baghdad on the 25th and 26th of March, 2014. The meeting concluded with a set of recommendations by participants to develop the draft communication strategy and enhance the outreach between HJC and the stakeholders.

The meeting was attended by 30 participants including representatives from HJC, INL, the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights, Iraqi Bar Association, Media and Civil Society Organizations.