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Who We Are?




Reporting facts is the world’s main priority based on the right to reach any information at all times, but here in the country of Iraq - the most dangerous place for journalists – it’s super difficult to submit the fact information on media.


JFO is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom based in Baghdad now active in the US founded since 2004 to support - at the very first mission- the local journalists country wide including Kurdistan throw its active network committed to denouncing and documenting press freedom conditions.



We are exist to defend journalists at the very risky environment for media workers, so that everyone can express themselves freely, access information and enjoy freedom of the expression, JFO’s main mission is to observe & document all kinds of violations against journalists, we also working to promote laws and policies that support free expression, holding abusers to account, and advocate for legal reforms. Through our legal team and amazing network, we also respond to urgent requests from activists needing support and expert advice.










  • Basra: A journalist was attacked and forced to sign a pledge after documenting an protest repression

  • Violations against a group of journalists covering a protest against corruption in Halabja

  • How Iraqi government deals with the press: a review of 23 ministries

  • Journalist Haider Hadi: I was subjected to beatings and threats in Karbala

  • Information Crimes Law: Customized to fitting the Government... Crushing Journalists' Aspirations

  • Reporter Fadel Al-Battat was assaulted by Grand Millennium Hotel security in Basra.

  • A "silencer" arrest warrant has been issued against Haider Al-Hamdani: a legal trap that violates court orders

  • A reporter and a photographer were assaulted by security guards at "Crystal Erbil" hotelA reporter and a photographer were assaulted by security guards at "Crystal Erbil" hotel