Baghdad (NINA) – The Iraqi Journalists Syndicates (IJS) celebrated on Friday evening, June 29, the 143rd Anniversary of Iraq's Journalism.
A big celebration held at Zawra Park attended by the Cabinet's Secretary General, Ali al-Allaq, representing Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Lord Mayor of Baghdad, Salah Abdul Razak, as well as delegations representing Arab and international artistic and journalist organizations, who came to join Iraqi journalists' celebration.
The celebration coincides with the publishing of first Iraqi newspaper "Al-Zawra" in 1869, during the reign of the Ottoman Ruler of Iraq, Medhat Pasha, as an organ of the Ottoman rule in Iraq; it lasted for 48 years. In 1885, another newspaper was published in Mosul, to be followed in 1889 by a third newspaper in Basra. / End.