The release of Iraqi journalist Adel Hussein, who had been jailed in Iraqi Kurdistan, is making news today. The Associated Press
has coverage of his pardon from President Masoud Barzani, as does Canada's CBC News
. Both articles cite our coverage of the case and quote CPJ Deputy Director Robert Mahoney, who called on the authorities "to ensure that the new legislation is
enforced and that Adel Hussein is the last journalist to be sent to
prison in Iraqi Kurdistan because of his work."