Kurdistan

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Iraq: Media Workers Killed 2003-09

February 1, 2008 8:22 PM ET

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Iraqi president launches lawsuit against Kurdish weekly

January 30, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 30, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the criminal defamation lawsuit filed by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani on Tuesday against the editor-in-chief of the independent Kurdish weekly Hawlati for translating and publishing a report written...

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CPJ Impact

January 1, 2008 2:00 AM ET

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

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KRG President Barzani opposes new press billIRAQ: KRG President Barzani opposes new press bill

December 17, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 17, 2007—The president of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said today that he will reject a restrictive new press bill that was approved by the regional parliament on December 11. President Masoud Barzani told a delegation...

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Kurdish parliament approves restrictive press bill

December 13, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 13, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about a restrictive new press bill approved on Tuesday by the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG’s) parliament. The bill, which awaits approval of the KRG President Masoud Barzani before...

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2007 prison census: 127 journalists jailed

December 1, 2007 1:34 PM ET

Detailed accounts of each imprisoned journalist....

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127 journalists in prison as of December 1, 2007

December 1, 2007 12:00 AM ET

Detailed accounts of each imprisoned journalist....

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In Iraqi Kurdistan, CPJ delegation highlights press freedom concerns

November 5, 2007 12:00 PM ET

Arbil, Iraq, November 5, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists concluded a two-week fact-finding mission to Iraqi Kurdistan today by calling on Iraqi Kurdish leaders to investigate a spate of unsolved assaults on outspoken journalists, and by urging legislators to...

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In Iraq, charges dropped against detained media workers

August 7, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 7, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Monday’s decision by a criminal court in Baghdad to dismiss the charge of incitement to terror against 11 current and former employees of the independent Iraqi production company Wasan Media....

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Iranian journalist sentenced to death in closed trial

August 6, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 6, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the death sentence handed down in mid-July by a revolutionary court against Adnan Hassanpour, a journalist and former editor for the now-defunct Kurdish-Persian weekly Aso in Iran’s northwestern province of...

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