U.N. says Iraq government responsible for protecting journalists

April 13, 2015 8:06 PM

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The Iraqi government is responsible for protecting foreign and local journalists, the United Nations said on Monday, after the Baghdad bureau chief for Reuters had to leave the country when he was threatened in reaction to a Reuters report. (reut.rs/1JzUIRp)

Ned Parker left Iraq last week after he was denounced by a Shi'ite paramilitary group's satellite news channel and threatened on Facebook in reaction to a report that detailed lynching and looting in the city of Tikrit. (reut.rs/1DGja2Q)

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