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Ruz News correspondent injured in Sulaimaniyah

23/8/2020 Ruz News correspondent Mohammed Hassan Ibrahim was injured during the protest sit-in in Sulaimania province on Sunday. The injured told Press Freedom AdvocacyAssociaion in Iraq that he was shot while covering the demonstrations that started in the District, protesting the deteriorating economic and service …

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Karbala Governor Verbally Abuses Sumeria Staff

23/8/2020 The governor of Karbala, Nassif al-Khattabi, prevented the Sumerian TV team from performing their work, and verbally abused them inside the provincial council building on Sunday morning. Channel reporter Anwar Malik told the Press Freedom Advocacy Assdociation about his presence with his colleague Cameraman …

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KRG Incites Prosecution to close NRT

23/8/2020 The Kurdistan Regional Government’s Office of the Coordinator of International Recommendations issued a statement accusing NRT of inciting violence and sabotage after it reported protests in most areas of the region, calling on the Public Prosecutor to close it. PM office accused the channel …

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Alhurra attacked in Basra

16/8/2020 Riot police severely beat a reporter and cameraman of al-Hurra TV in Basra while covering the demonstration, which erupted Sunday evening. The channel’s correspondent Najah al-Abedi said on a telephone conversation with Press FreedomAdvocacy Association in Iraq that she was with fellow cameraman Mohammed al-Hilali …

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Journalists’ Black Wednesday in Kurdistan

13/8/2020 Kurdistan Region witnessed a black Wednesday for journalists and media after the arrest and detention of many of them, the confiscation of equipment and the raid on the office of a satellite channel, and the cutting of the Internet, as well as the death …

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Three Media Cadres Banned and Arrested in Kirkuk

2/8/2020 Security forces in Kirkuk detained a reporter and cameraman for The Kurdistan 24 channel and prevented other journalists from covering peasant demonstrations in the province, and destroyed and confiscated the equipment of three cadres who came to cover the incident, Sundaymorning. Azad Shakur, A …

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A Decade of Dire Constitutional Violations

The Media and Communications Commission CMC, was established with the aim of organizing the media space in Iraq, by a decision issued by the Civil Authority in Iraq in 2004, Paul Bremer, to be temporary until a law is enacted clarifying the framework and structure …

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Riot Police Attacks Journalist in Najaf

28/7/2020 Riot police attacked the cameraman of Zaghros TV in Najaf province and confiscated his equipment while he wascovering the demonstrations on Monday evening. Fellow photographer Bashar Mahdi told  Press Freedom Advocacy Association in Iraq that he was on a mission to cover the angry …

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UTV closes Baghdad office due to threats

26/7/2020 UTV announced the closure of its office in Baghdad after receiving threats from an unknown armed entity. The staff at the channel’s headquarters told Press Freedom Advocacy Association in Iraq that their office on Abu Nuwas Street had been closed after receiving threats from …

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