KNN (Kurdish News Network)

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Kurdish Iraqi security forces arrest freelance photojournalist Qaraman Shukri at his home in northwestern Kurdistan

New York, July 8, 2020 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over the arrest by Iraqi Kurdish security forces of freelance photojournalist Qaraman Shukri.  On June 27, officers with the Kurdish Asayish security force arrested Shukri, a freelance contributor to pro-Kurdistan People’s Party (PKK) news website RojNews and the broadcaster KNN, which…

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In this Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 photo, a man walks past a campaign poster printed on a Kurdish flag urging people to vote yes in the poll on independence from Iraq, Irbil, Iraq. The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned theclosure of an independent television broadcaster by the Kurdish authorities in northernIraq, and attacks on journalists covering anti-austerity protests held yesterday in thesame region.(AP/Balint Szlanko)

Broadcaster NRT closed, KNN journalists assaulted amid protests in Iraqi Kurdistan

Beirut, December 20, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the closure of an independent television broadcaster by the Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq, and attacks on journalists covering anti-austerity protests held yesterday in the same region.

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