349 violations against journalists in the Kurdistan region in 2018

20/01/2019 - 17:49 Published in News/Kurdistan

The Metro Center for Defending the Rights of Journalists announced the registration of 264 complaints filed by the media and monitored 349 violations committed by the authorities against journalists in the Kurdistan region during the year 2018.

The Center, in a press conference, revealed its annual report on the type, form and nature of the violations committed against journalists and media during the year 2018, which stated that 264 complaints submitted by the media about 349 violations were committed by the authorities against journalists, media in the region during the year 2018.

Added that 264 journalists and media recorded complaints at the Metro Center, which monitored 349 violations against journalists, which varied as follows, preventing from covering and discriminating 188 cases, detention without warrants 24 cases, injuring 13 cases , breaking camera 13 cases , arresting journalists 26 cases , attacks and threats 57 cases , armed attacks on journalists' homes three cases , burning media headquarters once, five local channels were closed.