Kurdistan 24

Kurdistan 24 (K24) is a Kurdish broadcast news station based in Hewler, Kurdistan with foreign bureaus in Washington, DC and Cologne, Germany.[2] The service was launched on October 31, 2015,[2] with television programs being broadcast in the Sorani and Kurmanji dialects of Kurdish, as well as in English and Turkish. Noreldin Waisy is the founder and former General Manager of Kurdistan 24. The current General Manager is Mohammed Kerim.

Kurdistan 24
Launched31 October 2015 (2015-10-31)
Owned byKurdistan Regional Government
Broadcast areaWorldwide
HeadquartersHawler, Kurdistan
Eutelsat 7 West A
Middle East/North Africa
11354 V / 27500 / 5/6 (HD)
Eutelsat 7 West A
Middle East/North Africa
11354 V / 27500 / 5/6 (SD)
Eutelsat 10A
Europe/Middle East/Africa
11569 H \ 4800 / 2/3 (HD)
Eutelsat 10A
Europe/Middle East/Africa
11645 H / 4800 / 8/9 (SD)
Eutelsat Hot Bird 13B
12322 H / 27500 / 3/4
Al Yah 1
Middle East/Africa/Europe/Southwest Asia
12054 H / 27500 / 5/6 [1]
Streaming media
Kurdistan24Watch Live

Turkey has removed three television channels based in Southern Kurdistan, including Kurdish news agency Kurdistan 24, from its TurkSat satellite over broadcasting violations during the Kurdistan Region's independence referendum.[3]

On October 28, 2017, the audio/visual media office of the Iraqi government’s Media and Communications Commission issued a decree, ordering the shutdown of Kurdistan 24 TV broadcast, the banning of its crew and seizure of their equipment across Iraq. The decree claimed the grounds for the move was that Kurdistan 24 is not licensed, and for programs “that incite violence and hate and target social peace and security.”[4][5]


Kurdistan 24 launched its television network on October 31, 2015[2], aiming to deliver 24-hour news from Kurdistan and around the world to "transform the media landscape of Kurdistan." The television network covers events across the Greater Kurdistan area and offers analysis on relevant issues in this region.[6]

In addition to political news, Kurdistan 24 offers segments on the Region's culture from all four parts of Kurdistan. It also updates its viewers on news of the sports world.[6]


Kurdistan 24 provides news online in Kurdish (Sorani and Kurmanji), English, Arabic, Turkish, and Farsi. Their websites covers news in Kurdistan, the Middle East, and internationally. Additionally, Kurdistan 24 provides coverage of culture, sports, and economy in Kurdistan and abroad.

It also offers its readers a section for original interviews, as well as transcriptions of interviews after they've been aired on the television network. The network also provides readers with regular analysis and opinion pieces covering relevant issues in the Kurdistan Region and the Middle East.[7][8]


Kurdistan 24 offers a radio broadcast in Kurdish. This is available in Kurdistan and to an international audience as well.[9]


  1. https://www.lyngsat.com/tvchannels/iq/Kurdistan-24.html
  2. Noreldin Waisi (4 November 2015). "Kurdistan 24: Breaking New Ground". Kurdistan 24.
  3. "3 TV channels, to be removed from TurkSat over broadcasting violations". DailySabah.
  4. English, Kurdistan 24 (28 October 2017). "Baghdad's ban of Kurdistan24".
  5. "Iraq's media and communications commission bans" (in French). 28 October 2017.
  6. Kurdistan24. "TV". Kurdistan24. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  7. Kurdistan24. "Opinion". Kurdistan24. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  8. Kurdistan24. "Analysis". Kurdistan24. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  9. Kurdistan24. "Radio". Kurdistan24. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
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