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Journalistic Freedoms Observatory

January 09, 2011
The JFO in cooperation with IREX gladly announces the second annual Press Courage Awards (PCA2010) in the field of investigative journalism; published this year where Participation is open to all Iraqi journalists, four prizes will be awarded, for reports in the following categories: print, radio, television, and electronic news.


The JFO intends to continue its active support of freedom of expression by properly recognizing the ongoing sacrifice given by Iraqi journalists, in order to provide access to information and to courageously published the truth, with high standards of professionalism and neutrality, such as the role of the media in exposing corruption or their improprieties.


Winners will be awarded a prize of (3000 USD) and a shield which represents journalistic courage, in a ceremony that will take a place in Baghdad, ALAWIYA CLUB on Thursday, January 20th, 2010.


Last years’ PCA winners were; Print Journalism: Othman al-Mukhtar, Television Journalism: Ahmad Aram & Allaa al-Rubahi, Electronic Journalism: Ammad al-Ebadi.

 

 

 

  • Babil: attacking two reporters is the third of its sort within a few days

  • A female reporter was attacked during a live broadcast in central Baghdad

  • A security force arrests journalists while performing their duties in Najaf

  • The Iraqi government must cease targeting journalists and prepare for the expected events

  • Babil: attacking two reporters is the third of its sort within a few days

  • A female reporter was attacked during a live broadcast in central Baghdad

  • A security force arrests journalists while performing their duties in Najaf

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