Verbal assault against reporter in Babylon


Al-Iraqiya TV reporter Iman Mohammed was verbally assaulted on the demonstration grounds of Babylon. 

Iman told Press Freedom Advocacy Associationin Iraq that she was on a press mission to convey the events of the demonstrations in the province, and a group of demonstrators there and during the cover-up verbally assaulted her, after accusing her of working against them. 

Iman said she had to stop the coverage and leave the scene immediately. 

The Association condemns what ImanMohammed suffered, and considers this a violation of the freedom of journalists.

The association also calls on all demonstrators to open the way for the press to perform its duties and to minimize the risks to journalists in the protest arena.

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