Baghdad, 3 May 2018 - World Press Freedom Day was marked this year in Iraq with optimism and hope regarding the safety of journalists, for the country is expected to establish a National Mechanism for the safety of journalists and impunity related to crimes freedom of expression.

Baghdad, 3 May 2017- On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, UNESCO, together with the Iraqi Journalists’ Syndicate (IJS), the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and Free Press Unlimited (FPU), organized an event focusing on the safety of journalists in Iraq and impunity related to crimes against the media profession. The event was attended by Iraqi media institutions and journalists, senior representatives from the Government as well as from the Parliament, and international and local NGOs active in the field of freedom of expression.

3 May 2017 - Journalists go to the most dangerous places to give voice to the voiceless.

Media workers suffer character assassination, sexual assault, detention, injuries and even death.

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