Saturday, 27 June 2015 03:00

DSRSG Busztin reaffirms UN’s Support for press freedom and protection of journalists in Iraq

Baghdad, 27 June 2015 – In a statement delivered today at the Iraqi Journalists’ Syndicate’s commemoration of the 146th Press Day and attended by Prime Minister, Mr. Haider Al Abadi, Speaker of the Council of Representatives, Mr. Selim Al Jubouri and several cabinet ministers and politicians, the Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (DSRSG), Mr. Gyorgy Busztin, reaffirmed the United Nations’ commitment to supporting press freedom and protecting journalists in Iraq.

 

Mr. Busztin called on the Iraqi media to “unite in support of freedom of expression and the development of the Iraqi media and freedom of access to information and knowledge.”

He also called on all journalists to “refrain from supporting sectarianism and encouraging dialogue and moderation.”

DSRSG Busztin’s statement also paid homage to the hundreds of Iraqi journalists who lost their lives to violence since 2003.

 

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