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 Annual report by Metro Center about Violations against journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in 2011

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Annual report by Metro Center about Violations against journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in 2011  23.1.2012 
By Thomas v. der Osten-Sacken - WADI
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January 23, 2012

SULAIMANIYAH, Kurdistan region 'Iraq', — Metro center to defend journalists declares that violations against journalists and media channels in Kurdistan region in 2011 is seen as a dangerous indicator. It is the highest record for violations during the last two decades of Kurdish administration.

Metro center recorded 359 cases of violations in different forms. Four cases were injured by gun fire, 8 cases of setting fire to media offices and channels, 85 cases of physical abuse, 57 cases of verbal threats, 52 cases of arrest and detention, 81 cases prevented from doing their duties, 9 breaking media equipments, 9 cases of assaults on houses of journalists and media channels. In 9 cases,
www.ekurd.net journalists were shot be gun fire, 41 cases their equipments were seized, 2 media channels were targeted by gun fire, one journalist targeted by explosive bomb and finally a car of a journalist was burnt down.

Annual report by Metro Center about Violations against journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in 2011

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Thomas von der Osten-Sacken is the director of WADI [wadinet.de] Director

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