Reuters has an in-depth story today on the increasingly dangerous reporting environment in Iraqi Kurdistan. Part of the problem, the article reports a local editor as saying, is that "the government thinks that journalists are the opposition."
Killings, threats, and attacks against journalists are on
the rise, with about 60 occurrences reported to CPJ in the first half of 2008
alone. "The recent incidents have really stripped off the veneer and revealed
it's not much different than other parts of Iraq," Reuters quoted CPJ's
CPJ recently concluded a mission to