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Iraqi Media Safety Group Launching
Urgent, Concrete Steps Slated to Help Make Journalists, Media Workers Safer
By EASON JORDAN 05/14/2007 8:54 PM ET
After two days of intense safety-focused discussions in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Erbil, key reps of Iraqi news outlets, journalists' trade unions, and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) issued a manifesto meant to jump start substantive efforts to curtail the unprecedented volume of killing of journalists and media workers in Iraq.

In a statement accompanying the release of the four-page manifesto, IFJ General Secretary Aidan White stated, “Media are saying enough is enough; the killings have to stop; the risks facing journalists have to be reduced."

The war in Iraq is the deadliest conflict for journalists and media workers in recorded history, with some tallies as high as 200+ deaths since March 2003.

Here is the manifesto:


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