Human rights defenders at imminent risk in the Gulf region and neighbouring countries, says the fifth Annual Report of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR). GCHR documents the environment in which human rights defenders work in the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates), as well as Iran, Iraq, Yemen and Syria.
Baghdad media outlets open offices in Erbil, seeking press freedom
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region--Following increasing pressure on journalists in Baghdad, some local and regional journalists are relocating to the Kurdistan Region. Some of them have permanently shut down their offices in Iraq and have now opened offices in Erbil. Others remaining in Baghdad have moved their offices to hotels protected by security forces.
Iraqi Kurdistan: Kurdish Journalist Abducted, Killed
(Dohuk) – An Iraqi Kurdish journalist who had been threatened by security services was abducted
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