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Media banned from covering Pope’s visit to Najaf

6/3/2021 The Prime Minister’s Protocol personnel imposed unexpected measures on satellite channels during the pope’s visit to Najaf, and prevented them from covering the visit. The coordinator of the Press Freedom Advocacy Association in Najaf complained about the ill-treatment he and fellow journalists suffered while …

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Rudaw channel staff detained in Sinjar

24/2/2021 A security force detained Rudaw tv staff while on duty in Sinjar district on Wednesday morning. Channel reporter Hiwa Helmaldin told the Press Freedom Advocacy Association in Iraq that armed men in military uniforms detained their correspondent Tahsin Qassem and cameraman Nayef Edo, while …

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Rudaw staff detained in Kirkuk

12/2/2021 A security force detained the Rudaw TV team in Kirkuk on Friday morning “The armed men in uniform detained their colleague, correspondent Hardy Mohammed and cameraman Ahmed Najat Hussein, in the course of their duties in Kobane area south of Kirkuk, and took them …

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Kora Correspondent beaten by al-Talaba president

7/2/2021 Alaa Kazim, president of al-Talaba club, severely beat the correspondent of The Kora program Ahmed Al-Atwani while performing his duties, breaking his nose. Al-Atwani told the Press Freedom Advocacy Association that he was in the process of conducting a quick interview with Captain Alaa …

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Sumer University Denies Media Coverage

1/2/2021 The president of Sumer University in Dhi Qar, Dr. Adel Al-Zarkani, revealed that the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research has issued directives banning the media from entering university campuses for any reason, except for Iraqia and the official media channels of the …

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In Basra: Reporter banned by Dean

24/1/2021 The dean of the Faculty of Science at Basra University banned Arab Television correspondent Mazen al-Tayyar from performing his duties today; Sunday morning. Altayyar told Press Freedom Advocacy Association that he was on a press mission on Sunday morning to cover the strike organized …

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Media banned from covering protest in Kirkuk

20/1/2021 A security protection officer of the Kirkuk Oil Company has banned staff from covering student protests. Kirkuk Now correspondent Karwan Al-Salhi told the Press Freedom Advocacy Association that he and his colleague, Anadol correspondent Eugene Ramadan arrived wednesday morning at the oil company’s site …

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Collective Resignation of Sumeria Staff

2021/1/19 The staff of Sumeria News agency on Tuesday submitted a collective resignation in protest against the non-payment of their financial dues for the past six months The Press Freedom Advocacy Association in Iraq learned from a number of resigning editors, that the agency staff …

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Media banned from covering military parade in Wasit

9/1/2021 Wasit police chief’s information officer prevented journalists from covering a military parade ceremony held inside Kut Air Base. The Press Freedom Advocacy Association told colleagues at the foundation that the ban affected their correspondent in Wasit, Naseer al-Kabji, and other media groups who were …

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Zakros staff arrested in Dhi Qar province

8/1/2021 A reporter and cameraman were arrested by security members in Dhi Qar province on Friday. Falah al-Fadhli, the channel’s news director, told the Press Freedom Advocacy Association that their correspondent Ali Saleh and his cameraman were arrested while covering the protests that began in …

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