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UK expresses concern at recent attacks on journalists and news organisations in Iraq

Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt expressed concern following reports of attacks on journalists.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Speaking after the reports the Minister for the Middle East said:

“We have been following events in Iraq closely. We are concerned at a number of reports of harassment of protestors, including political groups associated with the protests, and of violence against journalists and media offices across Iraq. We call on the Iraqi and Kurdish authorities to investigate these incidents and to protect the right to freedom of expression and assembly.”

Published 10 March 2011