Speaker Rewaz Faiq congratulates journalists on 123rd anniversary of Kurdish journalism
The Kurdistan Parliament on 21 April 2021 passed a Resolution to formally designate this occasion as Kurdish Journalism Day. I convey my best wishes to all journalists of Kurdistan. I support honest writers who seek the truth, defend people’s rights and freedoms, demand our nation’s rights, refuse to be writers without journalistic ethics and bravely choose to champion a responsible and honest media.
Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami conveys best wishes to journalists on Kurdish Journalism Day
Fake news and using the media to fight proxy wars and to destroy social peace has become a phenomenon of life, and Kurdistan’s journalists should protect themselves from this phenomena. Professional journalists are the first victims of fake news and of those who carry out other work under the guise of journalism that is anything but journalistic work or ethics.
Statement by Culture, Civil Society, Sports and Youth on Kurdish Journalism Day
We reaffirm our support for increasing journalistic and writers' freedom, and we ask the institutions of the KRG and the judicial authorities to consider the effective and important role of journalists. The precondition for the development of any society is the guarantee of freedom and responsibility of the media.
Parliament passes Law on Import and Sale of Oil Products, holds readings of bills and resolution
The Kurdistan Parliament sat on 20 April for readings of several bills and passed the Law on the Import and Sale of Oil Products, with Speaker Faiq presiding over the sitting.
Parliament holds workshop on budget preparation, implementation and monitoring
Parliament's Research Centre on 19 April, together with the National Democratic Institute and the financial adviser of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, held a workshop on 'The general budget's preparation, implementation and supervision by Parliament' for members and advisers of several Parliament committees.
Committees' recent meetings - 21 April 2021
The Culture Committee asked the Culture Ministry to stop closures of TV channels' broadcasts when they breach regulations. The Investment Committee wants better supervision of investment projects, especially those that are given land.
The Kurdistan Parliament has 111 members elected by popular vote every four years. Sixteen parties and lists are in the current parliament term that began in November 2018. Of these, eight are parties or lists that represent Turkmen, Christian and Armenian communities in Kurdistan Region. Of the 111 seats, 11 are reserved for these communities. By law, women must hold at least 30% of seats.
Texts of the laws passed by the Kurdistan Parliament - Iraq.
The Kurdistan Parliament has 19 standing committees that work on a wide range of subject areas. Much of parliament’s work takes place in these committees. Their mandate is to propose and study bills (draft laws) and look at suggested amendments. Committees scrutinize the government and other institutions, and examine issues of the day. They also represent the public by looking into their problems, complaints and requests.