The U.S. believes free press is vital for a democracy.

 Media outlets and journalists should be able to report without fear of retaliation or harassment.

 A group of press freedom activists met with the Erbil Public Affairs team to discuss challenges faced by media in the IKR.

 They also discussed ways to improve investigative journalism skills, including impartiality and code of ethics. How do you think the IKR can improve press freedom?

U.S. Consulate General Erbil