The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today vigorously condemned a targeted bomb attack on the President of the Iraqi Union of Journalists (IUJ) in Baghdad only seven months after his predecessor was shot dead by extremists. The IFJ is demanding increased security for the union and personal protection for its leaders.
General Union of Students condemns forcible eviction
of students from residence building
in Baghdad University
The General Union of Students in the Iraqi Republic (GUSIR) issued a statement condemning an operation carried out on Thursday morning, 18 Sept. 2008, on the campus of Baghdad University in Jaderiyah, “by units of the Iraqi army accompanied by International Coalition forces”, to evacuate a building used for the residence of students from the provinces. The building, in the Second Engineering College (Al-Khawarezmi College), was stormed, resulting in clashes between the army units and students, during which firearms were used to terrorize the students. For more information please click here:
Women to get 25% quota in provincial councils
September 23, 2008
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Women will be given a quota of no less than 25 percent in provincial councils, the chairman of the regions and provinces committee said on Tuesday.
Kurdistan journalists demand being exempted
from law for combating terrorism
Arbil / agencies – Journalists in a number of local media in Arbil delivered a memorandum to the Kurdistan Parliament, signed by 7 newspapers, 3 magazines and Radio Nawa, calling for being exempted from a draft law for combating terrorism that will be debated in its next session. For more information please click here:www.iraqiletter.blogspot.com
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Demonstration of workers and employees
of oil products distribution in Baghdad
Hundreds of workers and employees of the Oil Products Distribution Department in Baghdad demonstrated in Furdaus Square in central Baghdad on 10 September 2008. A memorandum addressed to the Ministry of Oil listed their legitimate demands and explained the situation in the distribution stations as a result of unfair decisions to suspend workers and stop their salaries. The following were some of their demands: For more information please click here:
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Iraqi Writers’ Union condemns the assassination
of culture ministry adviser
Baghdad, 23 August 2008 (Voices of Iraq)
Head of the Iraqi Authors’ Union on Saturday condemned the assassination of Kamil Shiaa, the culture ministry adviser, calling on the Iraqi government to find the assassins.
“The Iraqi Authors’ Union considers the assassination of Shiaa as an ugly crime, and we feel so sorry for losing him,” Fadhil Thamir told Aswat al-Iraq