Newsltter No 27 25 April 2006
 
Press Freedom:
Report on Iraqi Media Situation

Iraqi media are controlled by political and religious sectarian groups, according to a report on the conditions of culture and media in the country since March 2003. This and the lack of protection and means are the causes of the “shameful situation” Iraqi media are in.

The report, issued by Writers Without Borders, a non-profit organization founded by Arab writers in Germany in 2005, says Iraqi newspapers are in a ‘Kneeling State” after showing boldness just during the first months after the fall of Sadam Hussein.

Journalists censor themselves due to the high price they know they will pay if they report real facts against the interest of their owners or the sectarian groups and militias that fight to control the country.

To read the report, please go to www.kuttab.org (In Arabic)