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Press freedom in Iraqi Kurdistan on ‘brink of extinction’, journalists sayE-Kurd - 2019-10-03 19:14
Committee to Protect Journalists HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— “Ever since I started working as a journalist nine years ago, I have been under constant pressure from my family, my tribe, and my community to give up journalism. Friends have been ...
Press freedom on ‘brink of extinction’ in Iraqi Kurdistan, journalists say - Committee to Protect JournalistsCPJ - 2019-10-03 16:55
Press freedom in Turkey remains in crisis, despite some room for very cautious optimism - IFEXIFEX - 2019-10-03 12:42
International media freedom mission in Turkey: press freedom in crisis / Turkey / Areas / Homepage - Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso TranseuropaBalcanicaucaso - 2019-10-03 12:42
ÖGI: 145 journalists behind bars in TurkeyANF - 2019-10-03 09:12
The journalists' initiative ÖGI has published a report on press freedom in Turkey for the month of September. There are currently 145 journalists in prison. ...
Lawyers in Amed protest the seizure of HDP municipalitiesANF - 2019-08-21 17:04
Lawyers for Freedom Association held a press statement in Amed to condemn the usurpation of HDP’s municipalities. ...
'Silenced': Pakistan's journalists decry new era of censorship | Freedom of the press | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-08-17 10:38
Kurdistan Region's press freedom watchdog condemns recent attack on journalistKurdistan24 - 2019-08-12 21:57
The Euphrates region embraces the festival of martyr StirvanSDF Press - 2019-07-16 21:38
Tabqa – Under the slogan “Art Sea and the Freedom of the Young Woman” – the Union of Young Women organized a festival in Tabqa city on the occasion of the anniversary of the revolution of 19 July, the festival carried the name of the martyr Stirvan. The f ...
Turkey: Rights defenders tried for standing up for press freedom, must be acquitted | Amnesty InternationalAmnesty - 2019-07-15 18:45
London proposes sanctions for freedom of press violationsANF - 2019-07-11 15:47
A London based conference on press freedom criticized Western countries for their approach, including the US, while the UK proposed sanctions for countries that violate press freedom. ...
World press freedoms: 5 point plan unveiled at London conferenceRûdaw - 2019-07-11 02:33
"Media freedom is not a Western but a universal value" ...
‘There’s no free media right now in Iraqi Kurdistan’: Kamal ChomaniE-Kurd - 2019-07-04 21:32
BERLIN,— There was great hope for the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan when it was granted autonomy by Iraq in 2003. Yet prominent journalist Kamal Chomani says there is no independent media — and thus limited press freedom. A Kurdish political analyst, Ka ...
Basra journalists condemn threat of arrest for covering protestsRûdaw - 2019-07-04 19:13
The threat ran “against the principles of freedom of press” ...
UN Special Rapporteur: Turkey's problem with press freedomANF - 2019-06-26 12:01
On 24 June 2019, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) began its 41st Session in Geneva. ...
Freedom of the Press Under Attack - Los Angeles Review of BooksLareviewofbooks - 2019-06-24 19:53
Where press freedom is really under attackNypost - 2019-06-08 06:21
ABC raid: Outcry as Australian police search public broadcasterBBC - 2019-06-06 00:56
Broadcasters and rights groups have described the raid as an "attack on press freedom". ...
World Press Freedom Day: How many journalists died last year? - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-05-21 08:17
‘Simply Put, There’s No Freedom of the Press’ in Sisi’s EgyptWorldpoliticsreview - 2019-05-21 06:16
White House's Decision to Revoke Press Passes Part of Efforts to Stifle Speech and Media Freedom - PEN AmericaPEN - 2019-05-11 06:15
Smarting From Criticism as World's 'Worst Jailer of Journalists,' Turkish Government Tries to Shift Focus to Israel Over 'Press Freedom' | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.comAlgemeiner - 2019-05-07 16:34
Kurdish Freedom and PTSD: War, Depression, Suicide, SilenceHawzhin Press - 2019-05-06 17:46
To understand the current situation in Kurdistan, and specifically in Rojava in relation to mental health, we need to understand several important factors which heavily impact current issues and limitations in this regard. The post Kurdish Freedom and PT ...
Turkish top court deals blow to journalism on World Press Freedom Day | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-05-06 08:17
The Brussels Times - Investigative journalism in focus at World Press Freedom Day in BrusselsBrusselstimes - 2019-05-05 20:18
Journalists for Democracy in Turkey and Kurdistan launched in UKANF - 2019-05-05 13:50
Journalists, campaigners and Turkish and Kurdish organisations based in Britain came together in a new solidarity initiative announced on World Press Freedom Day. ...
Turkish top court deals blow to journalism on World Press Freedom Day || AWThearabweekly - 2019-05-05 02:59
20 Food Journalists to Celebrate on World Press Freedom Day | Inter Press ServiceIpsnews - 2019-05-04 09:29
World Press Freedom Day: MEPs look to next European Commission to protect integrity and safety of journalistsTheparliamentmagazine - 2019-05-04 01:38
Iraq: Over 200 Violations Against Journalists Recorded in One YearBAS News - 2019-05-03 19:48
ERBIL - Iraq’s Journalistic Freedom Observatory (JFO) revealed on Friday, which marks World Press Freedom Day, that over 200 violations were committed against journalists in the country in one year only. According to a statement by the JFO, a copy of whi ...
Is World Press Freedom Day still significant? | City PressNews24 - 2019-05-03 11:39
World Press Freedom Day: Jailed for a painting - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-05-03 11:22
World Press Freedom Day: How many journalists died last year? - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-05-03 11:20
World Press Freedom Day: Turkey the biggest jailer of journalistANF - 2019-05-03 10:34
Today is World Press Freedom Day. For the third year running, Turkey is the biggest jailer of journalists and other media workers. ...
World Press Freedom Day: Jailed for a painting - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-05-03 09:51
World Press Freedom Day should bring freedom for Musa Kart and his Cumhuriyet colleagues - IFEXIFEX - 2019-05-03 00:44
Watchdog concerned with press freedom in Iran, Iraq, Syria, TurkeyRûdaw - 2019-04-20 06:11
Norway, Finland and Sweden topped the list ...
10 ′most urgent′ global press freedom cases, April 2019 | DW Freedom | Speech. Expression. Media. | DW | 01.04.2019DW - 2019-04-01 17:38
Why is Netflix enabling the Saudi crackdown on press freedom? | Censorship | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-03-31 10:53
Myanmar reporters among '10 most urgent' cases of press freedom violations | ReutersReuters - 2019-03-16 08:51
Freedom Of The Press In The Balkans Is Life-ThreateningValuewalk - 2019-02-07 06:03
Dear foreign secretary, here’s how to protect journalists and press freedomTheconversation - 2019-02-06 03:18
Right-Wing Nationalism Threatens Democratic Norms, Human Rights & Press Freedom | Inter Press ServiceIpsnews - 2019-01-30 21:30
Advocacy group calls on Iraqi Kurdistan to respect press freedom, protect civil rightsE-Kurd - 2019-01-28 20:00
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Metro Center for Journalists’ Rights and Advocacy has called on Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government KRG security forces to respect the rights of media to cover events and recognize the people’s right to peaceful c ...
Watchdog urges authorities to respect press freedom after Shiladze protestsRûdaw - 2019-01-28 17:52
Authorities arrested journalists, shut down offices after Shiladze protests ...
Sentencing of Journalist Nazlı Ilıcak a Further Blow to Press Freedom in Turkey - PEN AmericaPEN - 2019-01-26 10:45
Freedom: The YPJ and a New Beauty StandardHawzhin Press - 2019-01-18 18:35
Overall, the revolutionary, gender liberating aspect of this freedom-grounded notion of beauty deserves much academic and scholarly attention. The existence and ongoing development of the concept of Jineology embodies that process perfectly, and doesn’t ...
Malta and Turkey: similar attitude to press freedom – Turkish journalist - NewsbookNewsbook - 2019-01-18 15:46
Turkey deports Dutch journalistANF - 2019-01-17 12:04
The Turkish regime’s repressive measures against journalists and freedom of the press continue. ...
Over 130 Violations against Press in Kurdistan During 2018: StatementBAS News - 2019-01-13 13:59
ERBIL — A total of 131 cases of violations against the freedom of press across the Kurdistan Region and Kirkuk were recorded during the year 2018, Kurdistan Journalists’ Syndicate reported. During a press conference a special committe said they had recor ...
09. January 2019 – Turkey: Press freedom trampled underfootThe Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2019-01-11 03:02
The culture and art committee in Al-Tabqa made singing partySDF Press - 2019-01-10 21:28
Al-Tabqa_ under the motto (let’s be one voice against terrorism, let’s sing for freedom), The Culture and Art Committee organized a singing party, exhibited by ( Durra Al-Furat), however, many culture members, representatives of Democratic Civil Administr ...
As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press FreedomTheintercept - 2018-12-30 03:28
It is time to reaffirm commitment to Rojava rather than wallow in despair!Hawzhin Press - 2018-12-20 06:31
If you want freedom you have to take it! you cannot appeal to the conscience of the imperialists, the colonialists The post It is time to reaffirm commitment to Rojava rather than wallow in despair! appeared first on Hawzhin Azeez. ...
Press Freedom Day: Journalists keep working despite threats | Daily Mail OnlineDailymail - 2018-12-19 14:03
Turkey again tops yearly global anti-press freedom listRûdaw - 2018-12-14 08:37
"For the third consecutive year, every journalist imprisoned in Turkey is facing anti-state charges, ...
Turkey remains the world's worst offender against press freedom - Cyprus MailCyprus Mail - 2018-12-13 11:45
Press freedom organisation urges Turkey for independent media | AhvalAhvalnews - 2018-12-07 18:00
Love Letter to JarablusHawzhin Press - 2018-12-03 12:15
My love letter to Jarablus; dedicated to all Kurds, who continue to keep the flame of hope and freedom alive- The post Love Letter to Jarablus appeared first on Hawzhin Azeez. ...
Massoud Barzani prevents non-KDP affiliated media from covering press conferenceE-Kurd - 2018-11-30 19:03
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A recent spate of press restrictions on outlets in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region have raised questions about how robustly Kurdish authorities abide by the principle of freedom of the press. On Wednesday, the independent ...
Karachi Press Club: Shock as police raid ‘island of freedom’BBC - 2018-11-19 01:42
A raid on the Karachi Press Club has breached a decades-old truce with police, writes M Ilyas Khan. ...
Campaign in Tabqa, meeting in Raqqa for “anti-violence against women”SDF Press - 2018-11-18 20:01
Women’s Council in Tabqa city began a campaign “No to violence against women, our freedom of dignity” as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which will be on 25 November each year. brochures of this occasion were distribu ...
12. November 2018 – Cameroon: Civil war is fueling the decline of press freedomThe Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2018-11-16 04:31
Opinion today: The global attack on press freedom | Financial TimesFT - 2018-11-13 22:23
Press freedom group slams Iraq's 'disruptive' media decisionKurdistan24 - 2018-11-03 04:29
Erdoğan using Khashoggi case to gloss over Turkey’s press freedom record | AhvalAhvalnews - 2018-10-27 16:41
Khashoggi disappearance: missing writer's last call for press freedom 18/10/2018 WorldKNNC - 2018-10-18 16:08
Case of Arrested News Editor Remains Undisclosed in BaghdadBAS News - 2018-10-01 23:24
ERBIL - The Iraqi Observatory for Press Freedom has called on the security authorities to disclose the fate of editor-in-chief of al-Adhamiya website, who was taken into custody in the northern part of the capital city on Sunday. Saif Hilal al-Azzawi was ...
On Iraq UN Bachelet Calls for Freedom of Expression As Guterres Bans Inner City Press For LifeInnercitypress - 2018-09-12 03:29
Invitation Press Conference: The Time Has ComeKoerdisch Instituut - 2018-08-29 19:28
Invitation to press conference THE TIME HAS COME – FREEDOM FOR ÖCALAN WORLD CAMPAIGN – On 5 September 2018, Wednesday, 11:00 am and 13:00 Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels, http://www.pressclub.be/ Imrali Island – Turkey’s equivalent to Robben Island – is a ...
CPJ calls on Turkey's presidential candidates to prioritize press freedom - Committee to Protect JournalistsCPJ - 2018-06-20 21:21
Ascension Shahid from SDF at Asefat Al-Jazeera campaign to liberate Deir al-ZourSDF Press - 2018-06-10 18:50
Asefat Al-Jazeera campaign continues with all its might to defeat terrorism and liberate the remaining areas of the Deir Ez-Zour countryside from Daesh . Because the price of freedom is precious, our fighters should sacrificed their lives cheaply for the ...
Macron lambasts removal of Le Point’s Erdogan postersWaar Media - 2018-05-29 20:51
WAAR-DUHOK: “It is totally unacceptable for posters to be removed from kiosks because they do not please the enemies of freedom in France or abroad. The freedom of the press has no price: without it, it is a dictatorship,” Macron tweeted. French magazine ...
Shahid Families Foundation visits the families of Shahid in their homesSDF Press - 2018-05-28 16:46
The martyrs are those who have sacrificed their lives for the sake of freedom and liberate the land and purge it of the abomination of the aggressors, and we have to continue the path they went through and to take care of their families and help them. Fro ...
An intellectual course in the Women’s HouseSDF Press - 2018-05-24 04:40
The Women’s House in Hasakah continues to provide intellectual courses and correct misconceptions about freedom, especially women’s freedom Creating a balance between men and women to take their right and help men to work in all walks of life. Where the H ...
UN censors mention of Turkey media suppression on World Press Freedom Day | AhvalAhvalnews - 2018-05-05 18:37
SCF, IOHR celebrate World Press Freedom Day in Stockholm event – Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2018-05-05 00:34
SCF, IOHR celebrated World Press Freedom Day in Stockholm event – Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2018-05-04 23:28
How Important Is Freedom of the Press? - The New York TimesNytimes - 2018-05-04 12:00
Turkish cartoonist wins prize on World Press Freedom Day | ReutersReuters - 2018-05-03 19:48
World Press Freedom Day: We Stand With Turkey's Jailed Journalists | OpinionNewsweek - 2018-05-03 12:13
World Press Freedom Day report urges review of assassinated journalist casesRûdaw - 2018-05-03 11:03
The UN General Assembly has appointed May 3 as World Press Freedom Day ...
Turkish cartoonist wins press freedom prize | Inquirer NewsInquirer - 2018-05-03 04:50
The Women’s Council in Tabqa solved 700 cases in less than a yearSDF Press - 2018-05-03 02:58
Over the past years, women have suffered from many injustices, persecution and deprivation of their freedom and rights, thus marginalizing their role in building society. But this situation has changed with the change in the Syrian north, where women have ...
Management of the wounded in the territory of Al-JazzeraSDF Press - 2018-05-01 16:49
The management of the affairs of the wounded and their health care is a national and humanitarian duty. It is the one who sets the foundation for the freedom and democracy movement,The department of wounded affairs plays the role of a compassionate mother ...
SCF, IOHR partner to celebrate World Press Freedom Day with a focus on Turkey – Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2018-04-30 17:09
mine victims of terrorismSDF Press - 2018-04-27 03:26
The Wounded House In Ain Issa, seeks to provide moral support and help the wounded fighters who have defended their land by taking care of them and providing them with appropriate treatment and care. This care is symbolic of their sacrifices for freedom a ...
Switzerland moves up press freedom ranking amid global slide - SWI swissinfo.chSwissinfo - 2018-04-26 06:44
Turkey, Russia lead global slide in press freedom – RSF | AhvalAhvalnews - 2018-04-25 16:29
Freedom fighters said their word: either alshahada or victorySDF Press - 2018-04-22 22:20
Raqqa and the sons of northern Syria tournaments like stories and fairy tales, men said their words and stood and pledged their homeland either alshahada or victory, men bent the world for their courage and engraved their names beside the great in histor ...
US Consulate General in Erbil express congratulations on 120th anniversary of Kurdish Journalism dayWaar Media - 2018-04-22 20:45
WAAR-DUHOK: On the 120th anniversary of the Kurdish Journalism day, US Consulate General in Erbil has honored the day, reiterating US’s commitment to protect press freedom. “On Kurdish Press Day, we honor Kurdish-language media on this day. Independent, ...
US Consulate in Erbil Honors Kurdish Press DayBAS News - 2018-04-22 11:11
ERBIL - On the 120th anniversary of the Kurdish Press day, US Consulate General in Erbil has honored the day, reiterating US's commitment to protect press freedom. "On Kurdish Press Day, we honor Kurdish-language media on this day. Independent, free and ...
US Human Rights Report: Turkish gov’t’s prosecution and jailing of journalists hinder freedom of the press – Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2018-04-21 02:06
US Human Rights Report: Turkish gov’t’s prosecution and jailing of journalists hinder freedom of press – Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2018-04-21 00:02
Drop charges against our Turkey representative, says press freedom group | AhvalAhvalnews - 2018-04-19 15:05
CPJ: At least 15 journalists assaulted, seven detained in Iraqi Kurdistan protestsE-Kurd - 2018-04-05 19:04
NEW YORK,— At least 15 journalists were assaulted and seven detained while covering widespread protests across Kurdistan region in northern Iraq between March 25 and March 27, according to CPJ research and local press freedom and human rights groups. The ...