Metro Center

Journalists Rights & Advocacy

Metro Center was founded by a group of journalists in 2009, in cooperation with Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR). The Institute had supported the center during the first year of its establishment.

On July 18, 2010, Metro Center held its first conference in the city of Erbil, in which the Board of Administration and Management Council were elected. Meanwhile, the conference announced to work jointly with Journalistic Freedoms Observatory (JFO) and their General Council of Management was consequently chosen as well.

Since its establishment, Metro Center has implemented numerous projects and activities in connection with (IWPR), the Danish International Media Support (IMS), Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA), and Democracy and Human Rights Development Center (DHRD), aiming to broaden the scope of freedom of expression in Kurdistan Region of Iraq and reduce the violations against journalists to zero point.

The main objective of Metro Center is to create an apt environment for journalistic work in Kurdistan, depending on the implementation of the Press Law (No. 35) of 2007 in Kurdistan Region, passed by Kurdistan Parliament and signed by the president of the Kurdish Region.