President Barzani Congratulates Kurdistan Journalists
On 22nd April, Kurdistan celebrated the 160th anniversary of Kurdish journalism which began with the launch of Kurdistan, the first Kurdish newspaper, on that day in 1898. President Masoud Barzani sent this message to Kurdistan journalists congratulating them on 116 years of achievement.
“A free media is a main driving force behind political, social and economic developments. We are pleased that there are many media outlets in Kurdistan that play a key role in protecting national interests and in raising awareness among our people. It is the duty of all of us to preserve this practice” said the President in his message.
He further added, “Political forces must pave the way for the media to independently play its part in our society.”