Hakeem Dawd Qaradaghi February 28, 2021 This article was originally published on KurdistanSource.com Introduction The Kurdistan Region of Iraq with a population of five and half million, has a vibrant media scene consisting of hundreds of media outlets across print, radio, TV and online. Data published in late 2017 by the Kurdistan Journalists Syndicate states […]
This article was originally published on Toebend.net حەکیم داود قەرەداغی* پێشەکی هەرێمی کوردستان هاوشێوەی هەموو جیهان رووبەڕووی ئاڵنگارییەکانی کامپەینی فەیک نیوز یان (هەواڵی درۆ) بووەتەوە. بەڵام ئەوەی کوردستان لە بەشێک لە وڵاتانی جیهان جیادەکاتەوە ئەوەیە حیزبە سیاسییەکان، میدیای فەرمی و سێبەری حیزب و بەشێک لە میدیای سەربەخۆش رۆژانە هەواڵی فەیک و زانیاری درۆ بڵاودەکەنەوە. ئەمە […]
This report was originally published on Al Jazeera By Sofia Barbarani in Baghdad and Hakeem Dawd Qaradaghi in UK Baghdad, Iraq – Iraqi Kurdish journalists Sherwan Sherwani and Guhdar Zebari were sentenced to six years in jail in a move that has been labelled “unfair and disproportionate” by press freedom group the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). The men […]
This article originally published on Culturico Hakeem Dawd Qaradaghi The Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) is on the edge of becoming completely ruled by two powerful families. The so-called Western allies of Kurds should compel the two traditional ruling parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) controlled by the Barzani clan and the Patriotic Union of […]
Today (February 15, 2021) five of the those journalists and activists who have been arrested for months by partisan-affiliated forces in Duhok, stood trial at the second branch of Erbil’s Criminal Court in the capital city of Erbil. Three freelance journalists (Ayaz Karem, Guhdar Zebari, Sherwan Sherwani) and two civil society activists (Hariwan Ess, Shivan […]
The continuing crackdown on press freedom in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq is threatening its democratic future.
Iraq faces multiple deep challenges right now. Even without the COVID-19 crisis, the country was on the brink of economic collapse and political turmoil.
A Bankrupt Region on the Brink of Financial Collapse
“What they did to him was far from humanitarian, moral and legal standards”
This article was originally published on 1001iraqithoughts When Iraqi journalist and researcher Hisham Al-Hashimi was shot dead in Baghdad on July 6, 2020, the majority of the leaders and officials from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) condemned the assassination. The tone with which they spoke suggested that their region was a safe haven for journalists. The KRG has […]