Pakistan Press Foundation protests murder of radio journalist in Iraq
Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), an independent non-governmental institution committed to promoting and defending freedom of expression is concerned over murder of radio journalist, Mohamed Baidawy by an Iraqi soldier in Baghdad.
Quoting the information from International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to the Prime Minister of Republic of Iraq, Quote “Mohamed Baidawy, Baghdad bureau chief of Radio Free Iraq, was shot in head on 22 March, 2014 by an Iraqi soldier at a checkpoint, when he drove his car to work and had an argument with solider. To protest against murder, the Iraqi newspapers were not published on Sunday and journalists staged protest demonstrations, demanding action against the solider, who was later arrested. Baidawy was also a media professor at al Mustansiriya University in Baghdad and left behind a wife and three children to mourn his death”.
PPF condemns the murder of radio journalist and demands of the Iraqi government to ensure that the soldier face the justice and being punished for the heinous crime.
Pakistan Press Foundation