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Freedom of Speech in Iraq

The planned second session of the new Iraqi parliament was due to be held on Tuesday, but considering the lack of progress in forming the next government, few were surprised when it was postponed. “We are postponing the session until further notice because the political entities failed to reach any agreement”, said Fuad Massum, who […]

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Media Regulator Calls for Greater Press Freedom

The head of Iraq’s Communications and Media Commission (CMC) Dr Burhan Al-Shawi, has announced plans to hold a major conference in partnership with the Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council as part of efforts to abolish laws that are incompatible with press freedoms. An independent authority that is solely responsible for licensing and regulating telecommunications and media […]