Archive - Sep 2, 2008

IRAQ UPDATE: 1- 10 August, 2008

Thursday, 7 August
Delegates and team members interviewed independent journalists who have felt at risk for writing about injustice or corruption. One recounted a time when he was threatened, then shot at and wounded, after writing a piece criticizing actions of Kurdish officials. Another told about writing a newspaper article in 2006 asking the KRG to stop cooperating with the American government, which had done nothing to help the poor people of Iraq. He said the next day, American soldiers surrounded the newspaper office, went in, searched it, and warned him not to write anything else like that.