Reporters Without Borders

Mosul report

Published on 27 October 2015Read

Kurdistan violence


Journalists targeted for covering anti-corruption protests

The aim of the violence against media personnel, by unidentified individuals or local officials, has been to limit coverage of the protests and (...)

Published on 12 October 2015 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Timeline of violations against freedom of information in Iraq and Syria

21.07.2015 - Islamic State executes Iraqi cameraman in Mosul Reporters Without Borders is saddened to learn that Islamic State executed Iraqi (...)

Published on 21 July 2015 Read


Mounting deadly danger for journalists in Iraq

Raed Al-Joubouri was found dead in his home in the Qadissiyah district of east Baghdad on 5 May. He had been shot several times, including once (...)

Published on 11 May 2015 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Security Council asked to refer crimes against journalists in Syria and Iraq to ICC

RSF made this request in a letter on 16 April to the office of Lithuania’s permanent representative to the United Nations in New York, who will (...)

Published on 27 April 2015 Read


Journalists and media threatened on all sides

Parker was threatened on Facebook and on Al-Ahd TV ¬– a TV station owned by Asaib Ahl al-Haq, an armed group backed by Iran – in connection with a 3 (...)

Published on 18 April 2015 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Rebels kidnap two Syrian Kurdish journalists in northeastern Syria

Rudaw, a TV station based in Iraqi Kurdistan, said Islamic State fighters kidnapped them on the road between Qameshli and Til Kocher, in the (...)

Published on 17 December 2014 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Islamic State holding at least 20 media workers hostage in Mosul

Islamic State is now holding at least 20 journalists in Mosul (in northern Iraq), the largest city it controls. According to the Journalistic (...)

Published on 21 November 2014 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Areas controlled by Islamic State are news “black holes”

What with news media being closed, censored or self-censored and journalists being threatened, hunted down, arrested and sometimes murdered, the (...)

Published on 23 October 2014 Read

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