Rudaw – The US Consulate Erbil is “concerned” by reports of violations against media freedom

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The US Consulate General in Erbil has issued a statement expressing concern over the “recent violations of press freedom” in the Kurdistan Region. The statement follows reports of the detention of journalists and activists in Duhok last week, and restrictions on journalists covering the Prime Minister’s visit to Halabja that, according to the Consulate, “appear [to be] politically motivated.”