Iraqi Journalists Struggle for Press Freedoms

Friday, May 27, 2011

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Protests against the government of Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki in many of Iraq’s big cities have been suppressed, as have the media attempting to cover them. Journalists in Iraq today are facing tactics reminiscent of the Saddam Hussein era says Sherry Ricchiardi. Ricchiardi recently wrote a report on the state of the Iraqi media for CIMA. She says Iraqi journalists are facing a grim situation in terms of press freedom.

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Diana from Pasadena, CA

In the introduction to this story, Bob Garfield said in passing that the Iraq war was launched to bring democracy to the area. I think that's a pretty sweeping and unsupported statement. Many people have many opinions about why the U.S. went to war against Iraq: it's unfortunate that in half a sentence, OTM seems to be supporting one of the most questionable rationales.

May. 29 2011 12:00 PM

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