المبادرة الدولية للتضامن مع المجتمع المدني العراقي

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
IRAQ - Mounting Deadly Danger for Journalists in Iraq

IRAQ – Mounting Deadly Danger for Journalists in Iraq

REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS Reporters Without Borders is deeply worried by journalist Raed Al-Joubouri’s murder at his Baghdad home last week just days after another journalist, Thaer Alali, was publicly killed after being abducted by Islamic State. The generalized violence and impunity is making the situation of journalists very difficult in Iraq. Raed Al-Joubouri was found...
IWPR Iraq Director Killed in Baghdad

IWPR Iraq Director Killed in Baghdad

The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative mourns the loss of Ammar, Director of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR). In the same blast our friend Emad, journalist and member of the Iraqi Social Forum Committee on behalf of IWPR, was badly injured. Emad worked with us on the Save the Tigis Campaign, he...
SYRIA/IRAQ - Security Council Asked to Refer Crimes Against Journalists in Syria and Iraq to ICC

SYRIA/IRAQ – Security Council Asked to Refer Crimes Against Journalists in Syria and Iraq to ICC

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is asking the UN Security Council to refer the situation in Syria and Iraq, where war crimes have been committed against journalists, to the International Criminal Court. RSF made this request in a letter on 16 April to the office of Lithuania’s permanent representative to the United Nations in New York,...
Launching the Fifth Workshop for Investigative Journalism

Launching the Fifth Workshop for Investigative Journalism

NUIJ On Wednesday, as part of a program initiated by the National Union of Iraqi Journalists last year, the fifth workshop dedicated to the fundamentals of investigative journalism for journalists from Baghdad and the provinces of Diyala, Wasit and Qadisiyah was launched. Dr. Irada Al-Jubouri, the Director of Projects and Trainings in the National Union,...
Painful Career Path for Women Journalists

Painful Career Path for Women Journalists

Sabreen Kadhum   There is substantial evidence pointing to the fact that women working in visual, audio or print media are exposed to malicious harassment which offenders claim provides them some protection from this harassment, but is in fact a form of opportunistic and soft extortion. Unfortunately, no one wants to talk about this widespread...
Iraq ... A Country in the Throes of Transformation and State Building

Iraq … A Country in the Throes of Transformation and State Building

Oday Hatem Nearly 12 years after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime, which was supposed to bring about a transition to democracy in Iraq, all the facts on the ground today indicate that the country is moving to become a theocratic state, totally dominated by the clergy. Iraq is becoming a unique case that resembles...
Iraq: Bodyguards of the National Security Advisor Attack A Group of Journalists

Iraq: Bodyguards of the National Security Advisor Attack A Group of Journalists

Source: Gulf Center for Human Rights On 18 February 2015, a group of journalists was attacked by the bodyguards of Iraq’s National Security Advisor, Faleh Al-Fayad, who was attending a seminar at the Al-Nahrain Centre for Strategic Studies in Baghdad. The attack started when one of the journalists tried to take a photo in front...
The Iraqi Coalition for Freedom of Expression in Solidarity with the Sudanese Journalist Madiha Abdullah

The Iraqi Coalition for Freedom of Expression in Solidarity with the Sudanese Journalist Madiha Abdullah

Baghdad – Feb 10th, 2015 The Iraqi Coalition for Freedom of Expression is demanding that Sudanese authorities halt the prosecution of Madhiha Abdullah, the leftist journalist and editor-in-chief of the Sudan Communist Party Newspaper Al-Midan. Her trial does not conform to international standards of justice and human rights. It must stop. As members of the...
The Iraqi Coalition for Freedom of Expression Participates in Parliamentary Hearing

The Iraqi Coalition for Freedom of Expression Participates in Parliamentary Hearing

Baghdad – Iraqi Woman Journalist’s Forum The Iraqi Coalition for Freedom of Expression participated, along with a group of media and legal NGOs, today, Sunday the 25th of January 2015, in a hearing conducted by the Cultural and Media, and the Human Rights Committees of the Iraqi Parliament. During the session, a draft of the...
The Ministry of Communications Continue to Withhold Iraqi and Arab News Websites

The Ministry of Communications Continue to Withhold Iraqi and Arab News Websites

17 Jan. 2015 – JFO Iraqi and Arab media institutions continue to suffer from blocking their websites inside Iraq, since the 10th of June 2014.Where security authorities withheld in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications about 20 news websites, but it unblocked most of the websites afterwards, except for the website of “AlBaghdadiya” channel “Al-Baghdadi...
KRG Authorities Detain a Journalist for One Year

KRG Authorities Detain a Journalist for One Year

2 Jan. 2015 – JFO The Journalistic Freedoms Observatory expressed its concern about the continuing detention of a journalist by KRG authorities since January 2014. As there have been no reasons given for his detention, this directly violates the terms of the Iraqi constitution, as well as international conventions. The journalist, Saif Hashim Al-Obaidi, who...
Al-Qushla: Iraq's Oasis of Free Expression

Al-Qushla: Iraq’s Oasis of Free Expression

Al Jazeera – Baghdad On Friday mornings, Yasser Kian and his friends leave behind the pressures of work and school and the dangers of life in Baghdad to come to a small square that has become an oasis of free expression. On a recent Friday, Kian, dressed in a suit jacket, bowtie and retro sunglasses, pretends...