An activity held by the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights regarding the October protests
24-12-2022, 10:33

This study was done during a difficult time for Iraq in view of the current political impasse and the political forces’ inability to form a government, more than a year after the legislative elections were held on 10 October 2021, and against the backdrop of the ongoing media attacks and lawsuits against civil society activists and journalists, in addition to the constant demonization of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).


The researcher at the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights conducted a series of activities to produce this study, including holding two meetings with two Iraqi organizations, and holding two focus group sessions with researchers, specialists and staff members of NGOs, in order to provide a clear and objective assessment of the status of freedom of opinion and expression in Iraq, as well as the work of NGOs and civil society in general.