Babil IPs prevent journalists from covering demonstration in southern Hilla
11/07/2010 16:29:00
Hilla, Babil (NINA) –Babil police forces prevented the reporters from Forat and Afaq satellite channels from covering a public demonstration for dozens of citizens in Kifil district in southern Hilla to protest removing the old city to establish tourism projects instead.

One of the journalists participated in covering the demonstration stated to the National Iraqi News Agency "The officer in charge of the police force as well as elements from the force prevented the journalists from holding interviews or recording videos for the demonstrators despite having previous permission from Babil Police Command to cover this demonstration."

"The Cadres of the two Channels tried to convince the officer of the importance of covering the demonstration yet he insists on his rejection," he concluded. /End/