Shafaq The Third Conference of the Kurdistan Journalists Syndicate,…
equalized on Saturday, between all union members within the governorates of the region and outside them in terms of rights and duties, after a barrage of demands and proposals that emerged from the delegates of the union branches and offices outside the region and the criticisms directed against it.
"After many demands of the delegates of the branches and offices of the Journalists Union of Kurdistan outside the region, the journalists rights protection committee suggested that the rights and duties of the journalists outside Kurdistan should be equal with their counterparts in the Kurdistan Region until the report of the fate determination of the deducted Kurdistani areas which are disputed between Baghdad and Erbil, according to the provisions of Article 140 of the constitution. The conferees have voted for th approval about the proposal, which has become a binding decision of the union. " An informed source in the Conference said to Shafaq
Ali Hussein Faily the official of the union branch said , in comments to Shafaq on the sidelines of the Third General Conference of the Union of Journalists of Kurdistan, held in Erbil "The Iraqi Journalists Union does not recognize the legitimacy of the Union of Journalists of Kurdistan in a realistic way," noting that " What links the two sides are only some of the protocol actions by which the Kurdistan Syndicate of Journalists propitiate their Iraqi counterparts, such as invitations to attend conferences and some of the activities. "
Jawad Kadhim, one of the representatives of the Conference from Baghdad branch of the union of Kurdistani journalists said the "Committee of the works and activities submitted a report containing many proposals and recommendations including a proposal to form a coordination committee between the Syndicate of Journalists of Kurdistan and the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate to grant the Kurdish journalists outside the Region the same rights and privileges granted by the Iraqi Journalists Union to its members ".
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