Kurdistan Journalists’ Manifest in the (115)th Anniversary of Kurdish Journalism
Kurdistan journalists are an essential part of building politics, bringing freedom, and establishing democracy. They are a related part of regional effort. Here, Kurdistan journalists, despite their work in their major, they have the national duties. This is to deal with forthcoming political situations. It is necessary for journalists to involve themselves in political circumstances at a great value with forthcoming issues internally and externally.
Second/ Government’s duties
and related parties
Despite the huge availabilities and processing of journalism works in Kurdistan Region, yet, the related parties, political forces, social forces, and religious forces will not sufficient care to journalists. Conversely, those above mentioned groups will deal with journalists according to their needs. As a result, capturing, torturing, and hitting journalists will come to account. This leads that journalism becomes a dangerous job. Thus, Kurdistan’s Regional campaign for developing freedom, democracy, and freedom of writing will come with a question mark. Therefore, the government within other constructions (social force, religious force) should deal with journalists carefully, so, freedom will retain for Kurdish civilians and democracy may not remain in its silent voice and they should depend on it in all aspects of life.
Three/ Materialistic Support for National Medium Organizations
In the 115th anniversary for Kurdish journalism, we considered as a chance, in the name of all journalists and communicational channels, we demand that the government dedicate suitable budget (from main budget) to medium channels. This budget should be on a clear-cut standard system. These strengthen the communicational unit in Kurdistan. This pace will make the journalists freer for the sake of making the regional duties more effective.
Forth/ Shortcomings in Rules
The rules of printing number (10)th, 1992 modified and rule no. (4), 1998 syndicate of Kurdistan journalism, and rule number (35), in 2007 journalists and rule no. (13) for retirement in 2001, those are all focused on the freedom of publishing, freedom of speech, and printing work, and journalism. The last rule which was decided in parliament was the rule of owner’s ideas. This rule will became a good support for the field. The syndicate will thank the parliament for that. However, in some scopes, yet, the project of laws in Kurdistan has left a gap which should be filled in with suitable laws, For instance, modifying the rules in that the rule’s power may not be minimized against the freedom of writing. Moreover, the syndicate wants that the journalistic services (which is available in the law of syndicate) may not be reduced or devalued, and should be complemented as it is in all Kurdistan. Further, there should be laws for the life of journalists for both now and the future.
And those laws should be fas-
-The law of gaining information and covering news.
-The law of publishing electronically
-The law of communication (radios and Televisions), sometimes they face problems with Federal Government, and in Kurdistan there are some fancies in giving permission for broadcasting radios and televisions in their duties, among them the related ministries such as Culture, Internal, Transportation, and Communnication).
Moreover, the parliament should modify the law of journalists’ retirement in that it must cope with journalists’ retirement. For that the syndicate should take that for granted. They treat journalists as other employers in other organizations and this should be fixed by a suitable rule.
Five/ Journalists’ Duties
To date, the work of journalism, has not dealt with as a (work). Even journalists do not deal with it as a ‘work’ though the work itself has issues with practical and lawful fields.
Thus, journalists need to take the job as a valuable one, and be aware of its importance. So, in this manifest, again, we remind you the exact points of the third meeting of syndicate as: Kurdistan Journalists In the past, the syndicate of Kurdistan journalism has tried to implement its duties to Kurdistan journalists. For example, supporting the freedom of journalism, the freedom of speech, for that the six-month-report of support committee for rights of journalism and rights of journalists in Kurdistan, all threats have been recorded and they come to voice of decent of journalists. Furthermore, they serve journalists daily equally, even though sometimes it seems that the journalist is not a member of syndicate. On the other hand, after the laws and projects and arranging the journalism filed in Kurdistan Region, there is a plan to hold a conference to exchange the ideas for opening a special court.