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 […]
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.
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 […]
Saying that is not easy, but it is necessary.