For a decade, Iraq recorded the killing of 92 journalists between assassination, execution and systematic targeting.
The authorities’ investigations did not reveal most of the killings of journalists in different provinces and cities of Iraq.
International indicators have classified Iraq as one of the most dangerous countries for journalistic work, most notably chronic impunity and lack of accountability, which encourages perpetrators to terrorize journalists and restrict their freedom of action.
Successive governments have raised the slogans of the rule of law, activating the principle of accountability and prosecuting perpetrators in their declared government programs, but have achieved nothing in terms of impunity.
Un organizations have also failed to pressure successive Iraqi governments to activate this dangerous dossier and open investigation papers on the assassination of journalists.
Press Freedom Advocacy Association in Iraq calls on the government to find a practical and effective solution to end impunity, based on its constitutional duties and obligations, and calls on international organizations to press the government to activate this file.
The Association recorded the following numbers:
2010: 4 journalists killed
2011: Two journalists killed
2012: 3 journalists killed
2013: 22 journalists killed
2014: 8 journalists killed
2015: 26 journalists killed
2016: 9 journalists killed
2017: 11 journalists killed
– 2018: 1 journalist killed
2019: 3 journalists killed
2020/ Until the end of October: 3 journalists killed
Total: 92 journalists
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