United Nations Representative In Iraq Calls On Maliki's Government To Protect The Media And Freedom Of Expression For All Reporters

Thursday, April 26, 2012 13:19
BAGHDAD - News Network Iraq - The Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in Iraq, that it is the duty of the current government and powers of the government protect the media and freedom of expression for journalists all. The representative of the United Nations (Martin Kobler) during a joint press conference with Minister for Human Rights present (Mohamed Xiaa Sudanese) held yesterday, the ministry building in the current "It is not" democracy "without human rights and freedom of expression and especially the media, which has a dominant role." Kuebler said that "the duty of the government and security authorities to protect the media, even if the government or the security authorities do not like the media" .... He pointed out that "the United Nations following the case and communicate with journalists' union in this regard." The Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch warned in its annual report in (January 22, 2012), could turn Iraq into a totalitarian state again despite the transformations in the region since early 2011, and in criticizing America to leave her "system suppresses freedoms" after withdrawal of its troops .... confirmed that Iraq is still one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists. And has already confirmed the United Nations, (11 December 2011), the presence of significant challenges still facing Iraqis and deny them their rights, particularly with regard to the opinion and public freedoms, called upon the Commission on Human Rights in the Iraqi parliament to hold accountable those involved in violations of those rights.