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Iraqi Kurdish Court Sentences Journalists to Jail

In response to [Tuesday’s] sentencing of Iraqi Kurdish freelance journalists Sherwan Amin Sherwani and Guhdar Zebari to six years each in jail, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has issued the following statement: “Today’s sentencing of journalists Sherwan Amin Sherwani and Guhdar Zebari is not only unfair and disproportionate, but it also proves that the… Read More

Mitigating the Impact of Media Reporting of Terrorism: Libya case study

By Mary Fitzgerald (@MaryFitzger), for the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Mitigating the Impact of Media Reporting of Terrorism: Libya case study This research paper shows that Libyan media outlets – particularly… Read More

RSF Condemns Arrests of Journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan

Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a wave of press freedom violations in northern Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region, where at least 10 journalists have been arrested while covering peaceful protests during the past week, one has been placed in pre-trial detention and a regional TV channel,… Read More

Activists fear Iraqi Cybercrime Law could Limit Press Freedom

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Activists fear Iraqi cybercrime law could limit press freedoms The Iraqi cybercrime bill makes a reappearance amid widespread objections by civilians and activists who label it as repressive of… Read More

HRW: Scrap Bill to Restrict Free Speech

Iraqi lawmakers are considering a draft law on information technology crimes that could be used to stifle free expression, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said this week. It says the bill includes vague provisions that will allow Iraqi authorities to harshly punish expression they decide constitutes a threat to governmental, social, or religious interests. More here…. Read More

EU calls for Safe Environment for Libyan Journalists

The Ambassador of the European Union and the Ambassadors of EU Member States accredited to Libya call on the Libyan leadership to protect media freedom and create a safe environment for journalists in Libya to do their job. Libya remains a tough place for journalists, media professionals and activists who continue to face intimidation and… Read More

Calls for Expression of Interest: Training on GBV Reporting

Calls for expression of interest: training on GBV reporting during health crises The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Iraq will conduct in collaboration with UNFPA Syria Hub a training session for Arab-speaking journalists in Iraq on GBV reporting during health crises: COVID-19. This training aims to provide participants with advanced skills in covering gender-based… Read More

EU Supporting Freedom of Press

Journalists: Joint statement by HR/VP Josep Borrell and VP Věra Jourová Journalists play a fundamental role in the functioning of democracies, in ensuring accountability of those in power, and in providing timely and factual information. Across the world, journalists face intimidation, violence or abuse, often putting their life at risk. Disturbingly, impunity for abuses and… Read More

Killers Target Activists performing Logistics for Protests

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Killers target activists performing logistics for Iraqi protests Forces opposed to the protests in Iraq appear to have stepped up operations to kill protest activists and journalists covering the demonstrations… Read More

Democracy in Iraq Depends on Press Freedom

By Ignacio Miguel Delgado Culebras, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A group of armed men wearing black uniforms stormed into my house in Baghdad and abducted me,” Iraqi blogger Shojaa Fares al-Khafaji told me a few days… Read More