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.
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.
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.
Order of business for sitting 21 April 2021
The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq calls MPs to a sitting on Wednesday 22nd April 2021 at 12pm, the ninth ordinary sitting of the spring session of the third year of the fifth term of Parliament. The Presidency of Parliament announces the order of business of the sitting as follows:
Order of Business for sitting of 20 April 2021
The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq calls MPs to a sitting on Tuesday 20 April 2021 at 11am, the eighth ordinary sitting of the spring session of the third year of the fifth term of Parliament. The Presidency of Parliament announces the order of business of the sitting as follows:
Speaker Rewaz Faiq meets with Turkey's Consul General Hakan Karacay
Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq welcomed Hakan Karacay, Turkey's Consul General Consul in the Kurdistan Region.
Statement by Committee on Protection of Women's Rights regarding murders of women
We are focusing our efforts on passing a new law on combating violence against women, in which the punishment in cases of murdering women are much tougher and will become a deterrent that will help to eliminate these barbaric crimes.