On the third of May of each year, the world celebrates World Press Freedom Day, a day designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO ), to commemorate the adoption of the Windhoek Historic Declaration at a meeting of African journalists on 3 May 1991, aimed to remind governments of the need to respect press freedom and ensure a free and safe media environment for journalists and to glorify the many journalists who faced death or imprisonment in order to carry out their journalistic duties .

On this occasion, NIHR urges the authorities in Iraq to respect press freedom, not to impose restrictions on media and press institutions, and to refrain from muzzling voices against journalists, especially since press freedom and freedom of opinion have been guaranteed by the Iraqi constitution, as well as the need to provide a free and democratic press and media environment.





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