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Journalist jailed in violation of press law

December 2, 2008 4:20 PM ET

New York, December 2, 2008--The Iraqi Kurdistan government should immediately release a journalist who was sentenced to six months in prison and a fine, in violation of the region's press law, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Freed in Iraq, an editor offers thanks

November 26, 2008 11:14 AM ET

Shwan Dawdi, editor-in-chief of the Kirkuk-based newspaper Hawal, sent a letter thanking CPJ for its help in overturning his conviction and one-month prison term. "I would like to express ... my thanks and gratitude for your noble and courageous position...

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Court of appeal overturns editor's sentence

November 13, 2008 5:24 PM ET

New York, November 13, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes a decision from a court in Iraqi Kurdistan today to reject a one-month prison sentence and fine against journalist Shwan Dawdi....

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CPJ: Iraqi Kurdistan should free jailed editor

November 11, 2008 12:40 PM ET

Dear Minister Jamil, The Committee to Protect Journalists brings your attention to a one-month prison sentence handed down last week by the criminal court in Sulaymaniyah in contravention of the region's new press law.

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Judge jails editor who criticized courthouse

November 5, 2008 4:03 PM ET

New York, November 5, 2008--The Iraqi Kurdistan court of appeals should act immediately to overturn a judge's ruling on Tuesday to impose a one-month prison term against a journalist who published critical reports about the Sulaymaniyah courthouse, CPJ said today....

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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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