Mountain of impunity looms over Kurdistan journalists

CPJ to release report on the state of press freedom in Iraqi Kurdistan

New York, April 15, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists will release a special report on press freedom in Iraqi Kurdistan. The report examines key attacks on journalists that have shaped the climate of impunity; the role of law enforcement and the judiciary; and the troubling trend of self-censorship. The report will include recommendations for the Kurdish Regional Government, the leaders of Kurdish political parties, and the international community. The report will be released on April 22, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.

WHAT:           Mountain of impunity looms over Kurdistan journalists — a CPJ special report.

Press conference with Namo Abdulla, author of the report and the Washington bureau chief of Rudaw, and Sherif Mansour, CPJ’s Middle East and North Africa program coordinator.

WHEN:           April 22, 2014 – 10.00 a.m. EDT.

WHERE:         The National Press Club, Zenger Room (529 14th St. NW, Washington D.C.)

Breakfast will be served.

Note to editors: Advance copies of the report will be available upon request and interviews may be arranged prior to launch date. The report will be published in English, Arabic, and Kurdish.



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