Kurdistan

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Press freedom in the news 9/23/08

September 23, 2008 11:25 AM ET

Reuters is reporting that Iraqi Kurdistan's Parliament has passed a revised media law that protects the rights of journalists in the region and abolishes criminal defamation. CPJ travelled to the region in May to protest a much harsher version of...

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Court overturns death sentence but journalist faces espionage charges

September 5, 2008 6:45 PM ET

New York, September 5, 2008--Prosecutors should drop all charges against Iranian journalist Adnan Hassanpour, whose death sentence was overturned Thursday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A court of appeal overturned the sentence against Adnan Hassanpour, a journalist and...

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Journalists under increasing threat in Iraqi Kurdistan

August 27, 2008 10:30 AM ET

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...

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Journalist held for two weeks without charge

August 12, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 12, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Iranian authorities to make public any charges against a Kurdish journalist and human rights activist who they have held for more than two weeks, or release him immediately....

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Kurdish journalists under increasing threat

August 4, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Dear President Barzani, The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about the wave of threats against journalists in northern Iraq in the last few weeks. CPJ has documented an alarming number of cases recently, ranging from the murder of a journalist to an attack on another by a mob to at least three death threats directed at journalists in less than a month.

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Iraq: Journalists in Danger

July 23, 2008 12:00 AM ET

A statistical profile of media deaths and abductions in Iraq 2003-09...

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Reporter is slain in Kirkuk

July 22, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 22, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of Iraqi reporter Soran Mama Hama, who was shot by unidentified gunmen in front of his home in Kirkuk on Monday night, according to news reports and CPJ...

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Reporter is slain in Kirkuk

July 22, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 22, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of Iraqi reporter Soran Mama Hama, who was shot by unidentified gunmen in front of his home in Kirkuk on Monday night, according to news reports and CPJ...

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CPJ Impact

June 1, 2008 2:00 AM ET

June 2008 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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In meeting with CPJ, Barzani pledges climate ‘conducive to journalism’

May 5, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Arbil, Iraq, May 5, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists urged KRG President Masoud Barzani on Sunday to publicly investigate a spate of violent attacks against the press, end official interference and harassment of journalists, and support press legislation that conforms...

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