Iraqi journalists’ 14-year death toll at 465: syndicate chief

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Baghdad ( Conflicts in Iraq have killed 465 Iraqi journalists in 14 years, the head of the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate chief said on Wednesday.

Hundreds others were also wounded “facing the U,S, occupation as well as Daesh (Islamic State terrorism,” as Moayed al-Lami put it in statements quoted by Alsumaria News during a conference with representatives of the media commission of the Arab League.

Seven reporters were killed in Iraq in 2016, out of a total of 57 who were killed in conflict areas across the world, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF)’s 2016 report. In the organization’s press freedom index for 2017, Iraq came in the 158th place globally and 13th among Arab countries.


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