مقالات رأي

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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Assassinations continue under Governmental Delay

06/07/2020 The Press Freedom Advocacy Association in Iraq offers condolences to the journalist family, and all local and international research centers, for the martyrdom of the journalist and security researcher Hisham Al-Hashemi, who was caught by treachery this evening in Baghdad. Al-Hashemi has participated in …

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Al-Mirbad reporter banned in Diwaniyah

4/7/2020 Members of the Information Unit of the Diwaniyah Teaching Hospital prevented the correspondent of Radio Al-Mirbad (Dhiaa Al-Mohjah) from entering the hospital for media coverage, this Saturday morning. The reporter, Dhiaa, told the Press Freedom Advocacy Association in Iraq that he was heading this …

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PFAA records 61 cases of ban during curfew

22/6/2020 Although journalists were excluded from the preventive curfew imposed by the National Health and Safety Cell, security forces prevented many of them from passing for unknown reasons. Press Freedom Advocacy Association recorded most of the bans that occurred during the period from (18 /3/ …

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Erbil prosecutors call for closure of NRT

22/6/2020 The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Erbil has recommended that the Ministry of Culture in the Kurdistan region close the NRT channel on the background of the publication of reports on health conditions in the region and the high number of people infected with the …

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Speda prevented from covering Shaqlawa Demonstartion

18/6/2020 Police prevented a reporter and cameraman from covering demonstrations in Shaqawa district on Thursday morning. The channel’s correspondent, Younis Hamad, told Press Freedom Advocacy Association in Iraq that the Police of Al-Asaish prevented him and the channel’s cameraman Rifaat Mohammed from covering a fuming …

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Diyala’s Health Director verbally assaults reporter

18/6/2020 The administration of Dijla Channel rejected the insults that abused its correspondent in Diyala by the director of health, Dr. Ali Al-Shaji, last week. Press Freedom Advocacy Association in Iraq learned through a telephone conversation with fellow reporter Ali Ibrahim that he was on …

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