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The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) is dedicated to bringing together Iraqi and international civil societies through concrete actions to build together another Iraq, with peace and Human Rights for all.
Freedom of Expression and Press
Kurdish Journalist Still in Prison in Slemani / Don’t Critizise APO!

Kurdish Journalist Still in Prison in Slemani / Don’t Critizise APO!

ARA News – Urfa, Turkey This is the second time he was arrested. / Syrian journalist detained in Iraqi Kurdistan for ‘defaming Kurdish leader’ The Police Center of Siwan in Sulaymaniyah city in Iraqi Kurdistan detained on Sunday the Syrian Kurdish journalist Biradost Azizi on charges on entering Iraqi Kurdistan illegally in 2004 and was...
Freedom of Expression in Iraq is Deteriorating Rapidly. Human Rights Defenders are at Risk and Afraid!

Freedom of Expression in Iraq is Deteriorating Rapidly. Human Rights Defenders are at Risk and Afraid!

The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) Rome – April 2014 The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) calls on the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations on the situation of human rights defenders and the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, to make an...
AUTHORITIES TURN THEIR SIGHTS ON JOURNALISTS

AUTHORITIES TURN THEIR SIGHTS ON JOURNALISTS

Reporters Without Borders Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about the growing hostility that the Iraqi authorities are displaying towards critical journalists. One of latest violations of freedom of information is a warrant for the arrest of Awn Al-Khashlok, the head of Baghdadia TV, and Anwar Al-Hamdani, the host of the station’s “Ninth Studio” programme,...
The Iraqi Presidential Guards Killed A Journalist In Baghdad

The Iraqi Presidential Guards Killed A Journalist In Baghdad

Security guards or militia? A statement by the Press Freedom Advocacy Association Baghdad, 22th of March, 2014 The Press Freedom Advocacy Association believes that the execution of the Director of “Radio Free Iraq”, our colleague Mohamed Bedaiwi al-Shammari, by an officer of the Iraqi presidential guard, reflects total disregard of institutions for the protection of...
Second  Festival Of  Iraqi Press: Journalists In Iraq Need Protection !

Second Festival Of Iraqi Press: Journalists In Iraq Need Protection !

By Afrah Shawqi : Middle East newspaper Baghdad Iraqi journalists stressed on the importance of respecting their freedom to express their opinions and to exercise their freedoms of press, as approved by the Iraqi Constitution.  Iraqi government have to provide adequate protection for media workers, and stop interfering the work of independent media and ....
Youth of Iraq: Our personal freedoms are not guaranteed and government authorities are responsible for nearly half of the violations!

Youth of Iraq: Our personal freedoms are not guaranteed and government authorities are responsible for nearly half of the violations!

January 2014 – A new report from Almesalla Organization for Human Resource Development concerning the personal freedoms of Iraqi youth in 2013 presents survey results indicating that more than 72% of youths questioned believe that their personal freedoms are not guaranteed, and that 41% of the violations are the result of government policies and practices...
Metro Center: 193 violations against Kurdish journalists in 2013

Metro Center: 193 violations against Kurdish journalists in 2013

Hawar Abdulrazaq, BasNews (Sulaimaniyah): Jan 15, 2014 The Kurdish Journalist Rights Organization (Metro Center) has released its annual report for 2013 on violations against journalists in the Kurdistan region over the last 12 months. Metro reported that during the past year there have 193 registered cases of violations against 167 journalists across the Kurdistan region....
Journalists in Iraq: their freedoms obliterated by laws and policies while their lives are continually threatened!

Journalists in Iraq: their freedoms obliterated by laws and policies while their lives are continually threatened!

During 2013 members of the press who were killed or injured in Iraq climbed to alarming numbers, while freedom of the press was smashed between the hammer of armed militias and the anvil of the government. The Press Freedom Advocacy Association released its annual report for 2013, highlighting the serious deterioration in the working conditions...
Press Freedom Advocacy Association participates in drafting the recommendations of freedom of expression in the Middle East and North Africa region

Press Freedom Advocacy Association participates in drafting the recommendations of freedom of expression in the Middle East and North Africa region

14 Dec. 2013 The Press Freedom Advocacy Association participated in the conference of the Middle East and North Africa region and the Group of Eight (Bmena), which was held in the capital of Jordan, Amman last week. During the past few days, the conference has discussed many themes related to the freedom of expression, such...
Anti-corruption Kurdish journalist Kawa Garmyani murdered and protests in Sulaymaniyah to protect Journalists!

Anti-corruption Kurdish journalist Kawa Garmyani murdered and protests in Sulaymaniyah to protect Journalists!

December 6, 2013 Source: KT News South Kurdistan journalist Kawa Garmyani was shot dead outside his house in Kalar last night.  Three days ago Kawa had announced on his Facebook page that he had documents relating to a corruption case that he was planning to write about in ‘Rayal’ magazine. Kawa was the editor of ‘Rayal’...
Journalists in Mosul - Killings, threats and disability of official organs

Journalists in Mosul – Killings, threats and disability of official organs

Iraq – 7/12/2013 The latest events connected with journalistic work in Ninewa province for the last three months of this year proved that it is the most dangerous town on the lives of journalists and the greatest challenge among Iraqi provinces. The office of the Iraqi Journalists’ Rights Association Defence  pointed out the violent actions...
Journalist under threat in Basra .. And others targeted in Mosul

Journalist under threat in Basra .. And others targeted in Mosul

Baghdad/ 29Oct 2013   Correspondent “Faiha ” channel in Basra colleague Ahmed Abdul Samad threat of physical liquidation, of unknown persons, unless he leave his job and his province, with exposure to a reporter to an assassination attempt in Mosul.  Abdul Samad said to the Press Freedom Advocacy Association, he received the first telephone threat last Thursday,...