Iraq – Death of an Iraqi journalist in Mosul (February 25, 2017)


France was saddened to learn of the death of Iraqi journalist Shifa Gardi while she was covering the fighting in Mosul.

We offer her family our condolences.

Over the past decade, journalists have often risked their lives to cover events in their country, as emphasized by the report published this past December by the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate, which pointed to 455 journalists killed since 2003.

We reiterate our commitment to the freedom of the press and the protection of journalists worldwide, particularly in conflict zones.