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Savina Dawood

Savina was born in Shaqlawa, Iraq and has lived in Erbil most of her live. She is studying business management at the University of Kurdistan Hawler.

At 14, Savina began working on a public television program for children and now translates, produces and broadcasts news for a local radio station.

"I have a personal motto in life - 'If I step into water I will not get out until I am all wet' - or until I am familiar and knowledgeable in every aspect of what I am involved in. There are many ways I will be using my new skills. For example, I can start working on a documentary film that I always wanted to have enough skills to do, about youth life in Iraq-Kurdistan."

Recent Reports

Women Behind the Wheel in Iraqi Kurdistan

By Savina Dawood on Aug 11, 2010 | No Comments

Driving is a relatively new liberty for women in Erbil. But many still face the prejudices of men who believe they have no business being on the road.

Remembering: Strangers in Their Own Country

By Savina Dawood on Aug 5, 2010 | 1 Comment

In 2004, the Khayat family fled Baghdad to begin a new life in their old country.

5 Questions for a Church Keeper in Iraqi Kurdistan

By Savina Dawood on Jul 6, 2010 | No Comments

Every day, Noel Mammo rings the church bells in Erbil. His whole life, including appointments and vacations, is structured around the daily services.

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