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Indicators show that attacks on journalists are rising: 262 violations and attempts in one year

Violations against journalists and media organizations have been documented by the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory (JFO). The evidence shows that journalists are exposed to systematic harassment and violence, efforts by Iraqi government agencies and political entities to curb their press freedom and censor on-line and print publications, and impose regulations and restrictions on radio and television broadcasting.

 

 

These measures also attempt to restrict journalists’ movement, by obliging them to obtain permits from military and security leaders in the field.

 

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