Jubouri: reject the reduction of freedom of the press and issue closure orders without justification
The head of the House of Representatives Saleem al-Jubouri, Monday, refusing to limit freedom of journalistic work without real justification, noting that journalists are the conscience crossing the concerns of their fellow citizens and not without them upright democracy.
Jubouri said in a speech during honoring a number of media workers and journalists ceremony, said that "limiting the freedom of journalistic work and restricted in issuing orders to shut down without reviewing real justification is unacceptable and is a violation of the freedom of expression, pluralism and independence and professional values guaranteed by the Constitution."
He praised al-Jubouri, "the role of the unions and associations, forums and trade unions of civil society organizations concerned in the media," adding, "We salute the special Iraqi women face proven in the field of journalism, media and deserve to occupy the finest executive, administrative and information in formal and informal institutions positions."
Abizaid and Chairman of the Board of Representatives, "we can not fail to recall the martyrs of the Iraqi press throughout its long history who have sacrificed in order to deliver the truth and were conscience crossing for their issues and concerns of their fellow citizens and fought after 2003 and before that to the fiercest attack by the forces of terror brute and most recently the death of a group of the finest young media from including the Director of the Institute for War and Peace late Shabandar Ammar ".
The Jubouri confirmed, Sunday (February 1, 2015), the President of the media and communications on the need to exercise freedom of expression and of the press away from any pressure or guardianship or restrict, as pointed out that the Authority Act will be included on the agenda of the Council in the coming sessions, and stressed that the Council It will not pass any "loose legislation may be abused."
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