By John Lee.
An online, student-run producer and broadcaster of live interactive TV and documentaries, first established at UK's Warwick University in 2011, has been introduced to the University of Kurdistan-Hewler in Iraq.
UKH SIBE held its introduction event recently and received a warm welcome with just under 400 students, around 40 percent of the student body, attending the event.
Sholi Loewenthal, director of SIBE, told the Boar:
"These are historic times for SIBE, because we aim to become a genuinely global medium of the student voice.
"The fact that we will set up SIBE at the University of Kurdistan-Hewler, and the fact that students there are so engaged with the medium, means there being a real bastion for the student voice not only in Iraq but in the wider Middle East.
"Whilst [UKH SIBE] will produce locally focused content, they will also produce regionally focused and globally focused content - and all of their content will have the potential to reach global audiences.”
Florrie Sheehan, SIBE TV producer of the comedy panel show The Black Hole, shared the excitement:
"I think the newly created UKH SIBE is brilliant. It will bring a whole new media force to the University which will help the communication and discussion of poignant issues and ideas, and of course be excellent as a new platform of entertainment for students!"
(Source: The Boar)