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Iraq: Note on the Draft Journalists Protection Law

A Journalist Protection Law prepared by the Iraqi Syndicate of Journalists and endorsed by the government of Iraq, has been laid before the Iraqi Parliament for its consideration. This note by CLD points out that the draft Law includes a number of important protections for journalists. But it defines a journalist as a member of the statutory Syndicate of Journalists, the same body which drafted the law, and also grants a number of powers exclusively to the Syndicate.

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