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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.

 

 

 

  • Massive government violations against journalists while covering the Green Zone demonstrations

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

  • Details of the explosion at journalist Qusay Shafiq's house and his mother's injuries

  • The necessity to train MPs on how to communicate with the press

  • 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