Government urged to ensure journalists are free to cover Friday’s demonstrations

first_img IraqMiddle East – North Africa June 7, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government urged to ensure journalists are free to cover Friday’s demonstrations In view of the recent attacks on journalists, our organization would like to point out that the media have the right to observe, film and photograph demonstrators and security forces. The authorities must facilitate the work of journalists or at least not obstruct them in any way. Confiscating their equipment, arresting them or detaining them for short periods, or any use of physical violence against them must be prohibited. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News Reporters Without Borders wrote to the Iraqi authorities yesterday urging them to ensure respect for the rights of journalists, including their right to cover the major demonstrations that are due to be held throughout Iraq this Friday, 10 June.Read the Reporters Without Borders letter : Dear Prime Minister,The international press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders has learned that major demonstrations are to be held throughout Iraq on 10 June to demand better public services (such as electricity and water), respect for basic rights and freedoms, the release of political prisoners and a crackdown on corruption. Government of IraqBaghdad Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki December 28, 2020 Find out more News Any action by the security forces that prevents journalists from doing their job is an unacceptable violation of freedom of expression. IraqMiddle East – North Africa News February 15, 2021 Find out more December 16, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Paris, 6 June 2011 Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iraq Sincerely, Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Press freedom is an essential component of the democratic process to which Iraq is committed. We will be watching closely to see whether the public’s right to information is respected. to go further Organisation RSF_en Jean-François JulliardReporters Without Borders secretary-general We trust you will give this matter your careful consideration. Receive email alerts RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Newslast_img

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