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Dijlah TV: Unknown assailants set fire to Baghdad bureau

January 10, 2018 1:10 PM ET

The satellite news channel Dijlah TV said in a report that unknown assailants set fire to its Baghdad bureau, located in the Al-Rusafa neighborhood, on the afternoon of January 2, 2018. No one was injured in the blaze, according to the report....

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Iraq's Al-Anbar Governor orders TV station to close

December 18, 2017 4:00 PM ET

Beirut, December 18, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Iraqi regional authorities to reverse their decision to close the independent TV satellite channel Al-Sharqiya's Al-Anbar offices, and allow the channel to operate freely in the area....

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CPJ calls on Iraqi authorities to release journalist Samir Obeid

November 9, 2017 2:45 PM ET

Beirut, November 9, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Iraqi authorities to release freelance journalist and political commentator Samir Obeid immediately....

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Kurdish journalist killed, others attacked amid post referendum tensions

October 30, 2017 5:55 PM ET

New York, October 30, 2017-- CPJ today condemned attacks against the Kurdish media in Iraq and called on all parties to refrain from targeting the press as political and military tensions escalate over a Kurdish independence bid. In recent days, attackers stabbed to death a journalist, a mob attacked...

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Kurdish military forces expel Al-Ahad TV reporter from Kirkuk province

October 2, 2017 6:21 PM ET

Beirut, October 2, 2017--Kurdish regional authorities in northern Iraq should immediately allow Al-Ahad TV correspondent Saif Rida to safely return to Kirkuk province and resume his work as a journalist, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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NRT office in Iraqi Kurdistan attacked

August 31, 2017 6:48 PM ET

New York, August 31, 2017--The Kurdistan Regional Government should immediately investigate today's attack on independent broadcaster NRT in Dohuk, northern Iraq, and swiftly bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said....

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Kurdish authorities temporarily block regional broadcaster

August 30, 2017 4:06 PM ET

Beirut, August 30, 2017--The Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq should allow the independent media outlet Nalia Radio and Television (NRT) to resume broadcasting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Shifting security situation in Iraq

August 23, 2017 2:40 PM ET

Threats to journalists in Iraq have changed after government forces regained control over the city of Mosul and significantly reduced the territory controlled by the militant group Islamic State. CPJ's Emergencies Response Team (ERT) has issued the following advisory for journalists who plan to continue working in Iraq....

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Iraqi regulator threatens TV satirist with legal action

August 14, 2017 4:58 PM ET

New York, August 14, 2017--Iraqi authorities should stop threatening the pro-Kurdish broadcaster NRT and political satirist Ahmed al-Basheer, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In a letter NRT received August 10, the Iraqi Communications and Media Commission inquired whether the broadcaster's Arabic-language channel would continue airing al-Basheer's program...

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Armed men beat Iraqi journalist in Erbil

July 11, 2017 2:58 PM ET

Beirut, July 11, 2017--Authorities in northern Iraq should conduct a thorough and credible investigation into the beating of journalist Ibrahim Abbas and should bring all those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Five armed men assaulted Abbas in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil yesterday,...

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