first_imgNews News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Read the Reporters Without Borders letter: Organisation Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” to go further Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information center_img RSF_en Reporters Without Borders wrote to the Iraqi authorities on 10 May voicing concern about a bill for the protection of journalists that is currently before the Iraqi parliament. The letter said the proposed law would undermine government efforts to reinforce media freedom and, despite the declared intention to protect journalists, would fail to address the increasing violence to which media personnel are exposed.The letter was sent to President Jalal Talabani, Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki and parliamentary speaker Usama Al-Nujaifi. Copies were also sent to Ali Al-Shalah, president of the parliament’s culture and media commission, Baha Araji, president of the parliament’s legal commission, and Moaid Al Lami, the head of the Union of Journalists. December 28, 2020 Find out more Related documents Letter to Iraqi authorities voicing concern about bill to protect journalistsPDF – 128.64 KB February 15, 2021 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Follow the news on Iraq News May 16, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter to Iraqi authorities voicing concern about bill to protect journalists December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img

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