A report by the International Press Institute said Iraq in 2006 was the most murderous country for journalists.

Wednesday April 25 2007 a. P. B. Vienna:
One hundred journalists killed in the year 2006, which was the worst in the history of the profession of journalism, according to the annual report of the International Press Institute, which was published Wednesday in Vienna. A director of the Institute Johann Fritz, said ” 2006′ was the most brutal and the most barbaric in the contemporary history of the media” talking about “a real war against the press.”
Iraq continued to be for the fourth year in a row the most murderous country for journalists, with 46 killed “as in almost all cases (the killings was deliberate and targeted assassination”, according to the report, which covered 180 countries. Journalists were also killed in 23 other countries Mexico (7) and Sri Lanka (5) and Pakistan (4), Afghanistan (3), Colombia (3), Venezuela (2), Russia (2), India (2), China (2).

The ICEM General Secretary Brother Manfred Wards Sends a Letter of Condolences to the Family of Martyrs Brother Hamid the Vice President of GFIW in Nineveh and his Wife

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Brussels 25 April 2007
On behalf of the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers Unions, the Global Union Federation, representing 20 million workers in the Mine, Energy, Chemical and related Process Industries I was again shocked and appalled to hear of the death of trade union leader, Brother Moaaid Hamid, the Vice President of GFIW in the province of Nineveh as well as his wife, following clashes between forces of the Iraqi army and terrorist elements in the province.

Union of Writers and Intellectuals Picketed the Office of Maysan Governate

Demonstration of writers and intellectuals calling on local authority to activate cultural action in the province of Maysan.
Dozens of members of the Federation of literary writers, intellectuals and journalists picketed peacefully yesterday, Tuesday 24 April 2007 the main building of the Maysan Governorate in protest at the neglect culture has suffered under the current local authority.

ITUC May Day Manifesto

ITUC May Day Manifesto Brussels, April 24 (ITUC Online):
Working people in all corners of theglobe, gathering together on the 1st of May, celebrate the tremendousachievements of the trade union movement and commemorate all those whohave given so much in the cause of justice, equality and human dignity.

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The Iraqi Government Hinders the Work of Journalists

Government pressure to prevent journalists from performing their work
According to a group of Iraqi non-governmental organizations concerned with the defence of freedom of the press and journalists in Iraq,. Some Iraqi government agencies, and especially those associated with security have put a series of restrictions and pressure against journalists, and thereby hindering the work of journalists and expose them to danger.
At the same, media in the Iraqi Kurdistan region is facing

Remembering Najim Abd Jasem, The General Secretary of the Mechanic Workers’ Union

Abdullah Muhsin (International Representative of the General Federation of Iraqi Workers), Dave Anderson MP (Joint President Labour Friends of Iraq) and Sue Rogers (Chair TUC Iraq Solidarity Committee and Treasurer NASUWT), remember a fallen comrade.
The Iraqi labour movement has lost another courageous trade union leader – a patriot who wanted to see Iraq free, to see his family live in a decent and prosperous environment and to see the steady growth of free, independent and democratic unions.

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