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The Iraqi Union for Freedom of Expression reviews the draft law on freedom of expression

The Iraqi Union for Freedom of Expression reviews the draft law on freedom of expression

“This report includes a copy of the draft law and the proposed amendment in Arabic” Baghdad, 10 August 2016 Iraqi civil society again faces the threat of legislation that could limit freedom of expression in Iraq. Recently a draft of a law on the freedom of expression that was discussed...
Montreal CAFE' In Baghdad 

Montreal CAFE’ In Baghdad 

@IraqiAlamalAssociation office in Baghdad Karad  Thursday,11th of August  h 5 pm. Baghdad time The Iraqi Social Forum organise Montreal CAFE’ In Baghdad, an event that will involve number of Baghdadi activists in a discussion about the World Social Forum process, its session in Canada and its relation to Iraqi political...
Attack on the House of a Human Rights Defender and a Well-known Unionist in Basrah

Attack on the House of a Human Rights Defender and a Well-known Unionist in Basrah

The protection of human rights defenders is the duty of the Iraqi government, we demand an immediate investigation to take practical measures to prevent the repetition of such assaults. The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) Baghdad – 08 August 2016   The house of the well-known unionist and human...
Shahrazad Center Concludes the Second Workshop on the Protection of Women Journalists and Women Human Right Defenders (WHRDs) in Iraq

Shahrazad Center Concludes the Second Workshop on the Protection of Women Journalists and Women Human Right Defenders (WHRDs) in Iraq

Shahrazad Center – Baghdad On the 14th of July, Shahrazad center concluded in the headquarter of the Iraqi Women Journalist Forum (IWJF) its second workshop on the protection and personal safety of women journalists and women human right defenders (WHRDs) in Iraq, with the participation of 18 female trainees from...
Working Women’s Rights under the New Labor Law and the Role of Media in Education and Raising Awareness

Working Women’s Rights under the New Labor Law and the Role of Media in Education and Raising Awareness

Baghdad With the participation of women leaders of three labor unions and a numbers of media women and civil activists, and as a part of Shahrazad campaign activities, the Iraqi Women Journalist Forum organized a seminar in cooperation with the Solidarity Center and the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI)...
A Great Achievement After 4 years of Campaigning: The Marshes of Iraq Inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage

A Great Achievement After 4 years of Campaigning: The Marshes of Iraq Inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage

Statement by the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign 20 July, 2016 Congratulations to the Iraqi people and everyone involved in the preservation of the world heritage and culture of Mesopotamia, for the Iraqi Marshes have been officially named UNESCO World Heritage. Its inclusion was approved in the afternoon...
International Civil Society Urges WHC Member States to Vote YES for Iraqi Marshes

International Civil Society Urges WHC Member States to Vote YES for Iraqi Marshes

  Istanbul, 10 July 2016 Save the Tigris and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign At the conclusion of this year’s annual conference of World Heritage Watch in Istanbul, civil society organizations presented their list of resolutions. These have been announced in a press conference and will be submitted to the World...
Iraqi youth in action to protect the Tigris River

Iraqi youth in action to protect the Tigris River

Protecting the Tigris River of Iraq: this will be the main objective for a new group of committed youth activists from Baghdad and Southern Iraq as they developed plans to support of the Save the Tigris Campaign. During a training in Erbil from 26-27 June, they discussed together with other...
No Way Home: Iraq’s Minorities on the Verge of Disappearance

No Way Home: Iraq’s Minorities on the Verge of Disappearance

By UNPO, 4 July 2016. Minority communities in Iraq are now on the verge of disappearance, says a new report by the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), Minority Rights Group International (MRG), Institute for International Law and Human Rights and No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ). Download the full report...
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Baghdad Politicians Seek Protection From Corruption Charges With Their Tribes

Baghdad Politicians Seek Protection From Corruption Charges With Their Tribes

source:Niqash –  Mustafa Habib Tribal law and clan allegiances dominate Iraq’s social and political life. This month, in a worrying escalation, politicians accused of corruption in Parliament called upon their own tribes to protect them. At the beginning of the month, during a particularly dramatic session of the Iraqi Parliament, various senior politicians traded accusations...
Kurdish reporter murdered, another killed while covering fighting

Kurdish reporter murdered, another killed while covering fighting

  Reporters Without Borders Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a Kurdish reporter’s brutal murder on 13 August in Dahuk, in the northeast of Iraqi Kurdistan, and a TV cameraman’s death the next day while covering fighting between Kurdish forces and Islamic State near Mosul. Widat Hussein Ali, a 28-year-old reporter for RojNews, a news agency that...
A Lesson How To Live In Peace

A Lesson How To Live In Peace

        Afeef Mohammed – Iraq I’m from Iraq, working in the agricultural & irrigation field, got the opportunity of leaving my country for scholarship concerned with my field in Bari – Italy. Iraq is a well known wounded and continuously bleeding country due to political, religious differences; thousands of people dead and...
The Invisible Force: A New Report Released by The International Institute for Nonviolent Action - NOVACT

The Invisible Force: A New Report Released by The International Institute for Nonviolent Action – NOVACT

Source: NOVACT The International Institute for Nonviolent Action – NOVACT, is pleased to introduce our new report “The Invisible Force”, a comparative analysis on the use of Military and Private Security Companies (PMSC) and its impact on human rights in Colombia, Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Thus, NOVACT reinforces and expands its analysis of the privatization...
"Forgotten Voices” A new Report about Minority Women in Iraq

“Forgotten Voices” A new Report about Minority Women in Iraq

Source: Masarat Iraq The new report of Masarat “Forgotten Voices : Minority Women in Iraq” focuas on the situation of minority women by exposing multifaceted discrimination practiced against them.  Through a multi-faceted analysis, the report has attempted to reflect the realities suffered by minority women, the provision of an information framework that could deepen debate...
Iraqi Marshlands named as UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Iraqi Marshlands named as UNESCO World Heritage Site!

UNESCO has named Iraqi marshlands as a world heritage site! The area named “is made up of seven sites: three archaeological sites and four wetland marsh areas in southern Iraq” UNESCO said. “The archaeological cities of Uruk and Ur and the Tell Eridu archaeological site form part of the remains of the Sumerian cities and...
Signs of Violence to Come: Iraq’s Yazidis Return Home to Face Cruel Economic Blockade

Signs of Violence to Come: Iraq’s Yazidis Return Home to Face Cruel Economic Blockade

Mosul – Niqash Many of the Yazidis who were so brutalised by the extremist Daesh group have returned home – but now they are threatened by an economic siege caused by political infighting. It has been eight months since the extremist group known as the Daesh was pushed out of Sinjar in northern Iraq. The area had...
Mega water projects and the environmental crisis in the Iraqi Marshes: a publication by A Sud

Mega water projects and the environmental crisis in the Iraqi Marshes: a publication by A Sud

Beyond the rhetoric of “waves” as used by the media in their narrative of migration flows to Europe lies a different and more complex reality, a reality beyond wars, extreme poverty and political persecution. The UNHCR 2014-2015 data estimates the number of refugees in the world between 14 and 15 million. There are, however, forced...
Civilians Fleeing Fallujah “Facing Double Jeopardy”

Civilians Fleeing Fallujah “Facing Double Jeopardy”

GENEVA – OHCHR UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday urged the Iraqi Government to take immediate measures to ensure that all people fleeing the Daesh-occupied city of Fallujah are treated in strict accordance with international human rights and international humanitarian laws. “There are extremely distressing, credible reports that some...
Privatising Security Must not Lower Standards of Protection and Accountability – UN Rights Expert

Privatising Security Must not Lower Standards of Protection and Accountability – UN Rights Expert

  GENEVA  – OHCHR The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, today has called for greater scrutiny and accountability of the use of force by private security providers in law enforcement activities. “The unregulated or improper use of force by private security providers can severely jeopardize the protection of...
Iraqi Media Focuses on the Misfortunes of Minorities and Contributes to their Emigration

Iraqi Media Focuses on the Misfortunes of Minorities and Contributes to their Emigration

Ahmed Mohammad – Iraqi Media House An Iraqi Christian cleric declared that the Iraqi media focuses on minority issues mostly in the times of misfortunes and disasters in a very pathetic way as if they are not original Iraqis, while considered that; this drives them, whether intentionally or unintentionally, to leave the country, which constitutes...
Iraq Borrows $ 2.7 Billion from the United States

Iraq Borrows $ 2.7 Billion from the United States

Source: Almaalomah The US embassy in Baghdad revealed that Iraq has borrowed $ 2.7 billion to finance the ammunition and maintenance of fighting aircrafts, tanks and other military equipment to use in the war against Daesh criminal gangs. According to a statement issued by the US Embassy and translated by “Almaalomah” Agency: “Baghdad have eight and a...