National Union warns of the disappearance of independent media
Baghdad / Range
The National Union of Iraqi Journalists on Monday called on representatives of independent newspapers and media workers to protest against the deterioration of funding threatening to close the press institutions and lay off their employees, while the legislative and executive institutions called for protecting workers in this field from unemployment and destitution.
The union said in a statement received by the "range" a copy of it, "while the editors of independent Iraqi newspapers alarmed the possibility of stopping or reducing the services they provide in the pursuit of corruption and misfortunes that strike the structure of the state and the protection of culture and heritage and memory of distortion, Hundreds of workers in newspapers and media and various channels in the capital Baghdad and the provinces. "
"This has cast a dark shadow over the future of the nascent democratic experiment and on the areas of public opinion and censorship on the performance of the authorities. It has also raised the concerns of international organizations linked to the work of the press and journalists, and threatened to extinguish the distinction enjoyed by the Iraqi state, , In terms of media pluralism between the media funded by the state and another issued by political parties, and the third is the independent media.
It also received calls and complaints from workers who joined the army of unemployment in the country in the circumstances of the economic crisis and the suffocating living, all with the intensification of the war on criminal terrorist gangs, and defeat On the ground before our joint national forces, giving the media an exceptional role in mobilizing public opinion and accelerating the processes of victory and reconstruction. " The statement says "
"In parallel, the representatives of the independent press and the mass of media workers who found themselves unemployed and all supporters of liberties and media pluralism organize protests, pressure and contacts to find urgent solutions to this deterioration in the status of the media and job creation for the unemployed."
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