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Baghdad today - Baghdad
Today, Wednesday, President Abdel Latif Jamal Rashid congratulated the press family on the occasion of the 30th World Press Freedom Day, while calling for the adoption of laws that provide protection for journalists and media professionals.
In a statement received by (Baghdad Today), Rashid said, "We extend our warmest congratulations to journalists in Iraq and the world on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, wishing everyone creativity and brilliance in performing their noble media message."
He added, "On this occasion, we recall the need to provide an appropriate atmosphere for free and responsible media thought in order to reach the lofty goals in solving the problems that our societies suffer from, and this requires concerted constructive efforts to create cultural and media climates that diagnose the negatives, give solutions, and impartially adopt the positives."
The President of the Republic affirmed that "granting responsible freedom to present opinions and ideas to journalists and to exercise their role without restriction or censorship reflects the principled commitment to the foundations of democracy for which journalists have made generous sacrifices over the years, and at the same time, the media's negative impact on the approach of our societies and the reporting of facts and events must be limited, The need to adhere to professionalism and objectivity.
According to the statement, Rashid called for "passing laws that provide protection for journalists and media professionals from the pressures they are subjected to, and to stand by them in performing their benevolent role in building society, its progress and prosperity."
He concluded by saying: "We salute the martyrs of journalism who made sacrifices and courageous stances in conveying the truth and the truthful word and confronting terrorism, injustice, tyranny and slavery. We wish all media professionals to continue their national approach in consolidating the role of the media and strengthening solidarity, bonds and cohesion among our one people."
Dr.. Abdul Latif Jamal Rashid,
President of the Republic