Media

A Legislation Of The Past For The Future

September 2, 2011

As the free world debates the need for a strong, vibrant and free media – as well as ways to save journalism in an era of modern technology, social media and citizen journalism — the Iraqi Parliament has found a solution: Kill the industry. Earlier this month, the so-called “Journalists’ Rights Law” was passed...
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Is ignorance bliss?

August 17, 2011

“Ignorance is bliss” is an English-language phrase used when someone does not understand the bitter reality of a situation and has peace of mind as a result. This may exist when a person is not in the business of supplying information. We as journalists and the public often have legitimate complaints about the authorities...
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Writer attacked by Kurdish security forces

April 20, 2011
Writer attacked by Kurdish security forces

The well-known Kurdish writer and opposition advisor, Rebin Hardi, was arrested and beaten by the security forces in Sulaymaniyah while they were trying to quell the demonstrations. He was later released and wrote the following statement on his facebook page in Kurdish: “To be honest, the last thing I thought of, was that one...
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Iraqi Media: A thing of the past or of the future?

April 11, 2011

A heated debate is underway in Baghdad. This time, it is not between Shias and Sunnis or Kurds and Arabs. It is not over past territorial disputes or revenue sharing. Rather, it is between two generations and their conflict over the future and shape of Iraq’s media. The dispute is creating two fronts: One...
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Press release by Radio Deng: Kalar radio attacked, taken off air

March 9, 2011

Kalar: At least 10 gunmen stormed the offices of the only independent community Radio Dang (Voice) station in Kalar, southeast of Sulaimaniyah, on Sunday, interrupted its programming, destroyed most of its equipments and took the station off air. The gunmen attacked the offices at 2:30 in the morning, handcuffed the night guard of the...
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To the champion of ‘Operation NRT’

February 21, 2011
To the champion of ‘Operation NRT’

A letter to the person who ordered the brazen attack that shut down Nalia Radio and Television, NRT.
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