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Workshop in Iraq on the Role of Media and Whistleblowing

Iraq - Tuesday, February 23, 2010


The Iraqi Commission of Integrity (CoI) held in Baghdad (Iraq) on 23 February 2010 a workshop to encourage the media to reveal financial and administrative corruption. The focus was on means to strengthen investigative journalism and utilize it in support of the Commission’s objectives based on the important role of media in the fight against corruption. During the workshop, the CoI revealed that it had developed a draft law on access to information in line with the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). Participants recommended increasing the involvement of media professionals in training sessions to build their capacity on investigative journalism, in addition to developing a code of conduct for journalists that identifies methods of dealing with information and avoiding libel and defamation.



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