Tag Archives | Journalists Freedom Observatory

Covering Corruption “Exposes Journalists to Arrest”

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the arrests to which two investigative reporters have been subjected in different parts of Iraq in the past few days in connection with their coverage of corruption, and calls for an end to the harassment of these journalists. The latest victim was Mostafa Hamed, a reporter based in Fallujah, […]

Why Journalists in Iraq face Death Threats

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. To what extent can members of the media confidently say that freedom of the press in Iraq exists with so many threats made — and carried out — against journalists? These threats are well-documented […]

Protest Over Media Prizes

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Rewarding Journalists For Bias? Iraqi Media Protest Over MPs’ Unfair Prize Giving Recently the Iraqi Parliament decided to give out awards to journalists in the press corps in Baghdad. For […]

Call to Investigate Threats Against Reuters Chief

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Iraqi authorities to investigate death threats against Reuters‘ bureau chief in Baghdad and ensure that journalists are able to work in Iraq without fear of reprisal. Ned Parker was forced to flee Iraq following death threats, Reuters reported on Saturday. “Threats aimed at silencing journalists, no […]