Killing, injuring and harassing 11 Journalist through one year in Iraq
The indicators reflect that recorded by the Iraqi Women Journalists Forum, that Violations suffered by Womenjournalists For the extended period from 3 May 2016 to 3 May 2017, The extent of the narrowing and violencewhich they are subjected. Registering Killing, wounding, threatening and violence against 11 Women Journalists in Iraq through one year. And throughStatistical reporting proportion attacks against Women Journalists. In addition that cases have not been declared comes to the Iraqi Women Journalists Forum, in deference to the wishes of Woman Journalists who requested the consulting and advance and legal assistant, especially cases related with harassment and extortion, the most notable cases that recorded and declared are listed below:
In addition to the above last Year recorded Harassment, threat and prevention of a number of institutions and Journalists to While performing their duties Especially during the coverage of the demonstrations in the provinces of Iraq and the Kurdistan region and the occurrence of more than 20 cases of aggression and threats to individualsand the closure of institutions working in media Field, and Killing 18 Journalist especially the Liberations Operations of Mosul. And this is proof that the Freedom of Information and Expression in Iraq saw the clear undermining by the responsible authorities the environment is the most dangerous at security and media.
And on the occasion of World Press Freedom Daythe Iraqi Women Journalists Forum Demands a safe environment for Journalists especially for the Woman Journalist and reduce of cases of violenceto which subject according to the Gender, in addition to request to expedite Laws guaranteeing press freedom Which limit violations and to prosecute perpetrators of crimes and violations and establish a professional media system which The rights of the employees are reserved.
Director Iraqi women journalists forum