Baghdad - INA
The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, stressed today, Sunday, that a free, professional media is necessary to support and correct the democratic path in the country.
The Media Office of the Presidency of the Republic said in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that “the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, received a number of press pioneers in Iraq in the presence of the Minister of Culture Hassan Nadhim, praising what they presented during a long march in their field of work and their role in Evaluating political performance and enlightening society.
According to the statement, President Salih emphasized that "journalism in its various forms plays an important role in evaluating political and social life, as it is an essential element in supporting and correcting the democratic path in the country, protecting the rights of citizens, supporting the necessary reforms and combating corruption," adding that "journalism is a sacred profession, and it contributes." In diagnosing defects, it puts officials in their various positions under the microscope of monitoring, monitors the performance of state bodies and institutions, investigates errors and behaviors, and uncovers deficiencies.
He continued, "The achievement of these higher goals, which represent the essence of journalistic work, must be accompanied by the necessity to guarantee freedom of opinion and expression preserved in the constitution, and to promote free professional media as the main guarantor and reinforcement factor for the democratic path in the country, and a means to inform public opinion with accurate information away from side effects." And meets the aspirations of citizens to communicate their suffering and demands to the responsible authorities.
He pointed out that "the upcoming elections are of great importance after popular movement and broad public opinion is unanimous that it is not impossible for the current situation to continue, and calls for change and correcting paths, and the integrity of the electoral process must be a top priority, ensuring the voter's right to choose his representatives away from fraud, influences and pressures to be A starting point for a new political decade that fulfills the aspirations of citizens.