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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, […]

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No Improvement on Press Freedom in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq has failed to improve its rating in the World Press Freedom Index for 2017, again ranking 158th out of 180 countries. The result puts Iraq behind countries such as Turkey and Kazakhstan, but ahead of Iran and Libya. First place went to Norway, with North Korea coming last. Reporters Without Borders […]

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Journalists Targeted by Security Forces during Protests

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. Iraqi Journalists Targeted By Security Forces During Green Zone Protests Last Friday demonstrators broke into Baghdad’s Green Zone a second time. Security forces were waiting for them – and the […]

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Iran-Iraq Joint Summit on Border Patrols

By John Lee. According to a report from Mehr News Agency, the fifth joint summit on border patrolling of Iran’s west provinces and Iraqi border cities has begun in Mehran, Iran, with the presence of the Commander of the Iranian Border Guard Units General, Ghasem Rezaei [Qasem Rezaee] (pictured). The summit will review the security […]

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Iraq Suspends Licences of 10 TV Stations

Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns yesterday’s decision by Iraq’s Media and Communications Commission to suspend the licences of 10 foreign-based satellite TV channels for “inciting violence and sectarianism.” Reporters Without Borders said: “This draconian and disproportionate decision has seriously endangered freedom of information. Although the media must act responsibly, they are just doing their job […]

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Iraq Improves Press Freedom Rating

By John Lee. Iraq has risen two places to rank 150th out of 179 countries in the World Press Freedom Index for 2013, but this followed a fall of 22 places last year. The security situation for journalists continues to be very worrying, with three killed in connection with their work in 2012 and seven […]

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Press in Baghdad ‘Less Free Than in Kabul’

An independent Spanish journalist said on Monday that there is greater press freedom in the Afghan capital Kabul than in the Iraqi capital, after experiencing first-hand the ongoing restrictions imposed on journalists and their movements in Baghdad. AKnews reports that on his fifth visit to Iraq, Carlos Zorotoza complained that his camera was confiscated by […]

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