Iraqi Communications and Media Commission denounces actions taken against NRT channels by the Kurdish security forces in Sulaimani. #NRTnews
“Statement by the Iraqi Communications and Media Commission regarding the closure of NRT channels
After the raid on the NRT channel licensed by the Iraqi Communications and Media Commission, the commission declares that only the federal authority is responsible for monitoring and organizing the media. Any measures against any media must be taken by the Iraqi Commission, and the security forces must implement the measures according to Iraqi law.
The Commission affirms that it refuses all the measures that are taken by the local Kurdistan forces. The Commission is responsible in that province according to principles of freedom of expression and we stress that no one has the right to use its power to investigate any media stations, working opposite of the instructions and behaving opposite of the principles of broadcasting and media transmission.
The Commission condemns the actions which NRT faced and the violations of the rights of its employees. We call upon all the security authorities in all the provinces and in the Kurdistan Region to protect the media stations and their employees and to provide a safe environment for them to carry out their works freely and safely.
The Iraqi Communications and Media Commission”