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AlMuhayid Program Suspended for Critical Comments

2/6/2022 Iraq’s Media Network suspended the “ ALmuhayid= The Neutral” program on the background of the political objections concerning the opinion of one of the program’s guests criticizing the Supreme Judicial Council. The network’s board of trustees issued its decision late Wednesday night and published …

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Al-Baghdadia Presenter Detained by Intelligence

24/5/2022 A security force arrested al-Baghdadia TV presenter Ali al-Thabhawi this morning as he was led to the intelligence headquarters to interrogate him to be released after four hours. The Press Freedom Advocacy Association in Iraq has learned that al-Thabhawi’s release came after a callfrom …

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IMN Terminates Services on Politicized Claims

9/4/2022 The Iraqi Media Network terminated the services of presenter Saleh al-Hamdani following a post on social media that was deemed offensive to a religious symbol in the country by political actors. The network’s management issued an administrative order on the basis of the approval …

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MCC Bill on PFAA’s Second Session Meeting

19/3/2022 The Press Freedom Advocacy Association in Iraq held its second consultative session to discuss the proposed amendments on the Media and Communications Commission bill in the presence of a group of PMs, their representatives, the Iraqi Media Network, journalists and jurists. Dr. Mohamed Nouri, …

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NRT Denied Coverage in Erbil Bank

19/3/2022 The Director of Shirin Bank in Erbil prevented a reporter and photographer of NRT channel from covering the receipt of the financial dues by retirees according to the Regional martyrs’ law, Thursday. Murad Surji, a correspondent for the Press Freedom Advocacy Association in Iraq, …

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NRT staff Detained and Beaten in Dohuk

16/3/2022 Asayish forces released an NRT correspondent and photographer in Dohuk (Taif Jouran and Ahmed Jouran) after being detained for more than two hours. The correspondent was beaten by the Asayish while on duty. The Press Freedom Advocacy Association in Iraq learned from colleagues working …

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