Participate in shaping the future of journalism and media in Iraq - May 2014

 
1. How do you describe the Iraqi media today?
a. Agreeb. Disagree
1.1 Independent, free, open and pluralistic
1.2 Partisan
1.3 censored and strictly controlled
2. How can media contribute to development?
a. Very importantb. Importantc. Not important
2.1 Media acts as a main source of information that is promoting public involvement in development.
2.2 Media acts as watchdog of the people, monitors the government decisions and performance.
2.3 Media helps define the needs and priorities of development.
3. What are the prerequisites for media to contribute to good governance, empowerment, and eradication poverty?
a. Very importantb. Importantc. Not important
3.1 Media must be free.
3.2 Media must be economically viable.
3.3 Media must be able to access public documents and public decision making processes.
3.4 Media must work to professional standards.
4. How much should media be involved in increasing the transparency and fighting corruption?
a. Strongly involved b. Moderately involved c. Little involvedd. Not involved at all
5. How do you describe the development of the safety situation of journalists in Iraq since 2012?
a. Improved a lotb. Improvedc. Stagnantd. Worsenede. Dramatically worsened
6. What are the most important measures to increase the safety of journalists in Iraq?
a. Indispensableb. Importantc. Not important
6.1 Establish comprehensive national mechanism to deal with the security of journalists.
6.2 Enhance professionalism of journalists.
6.3 End impunity of acts of violence against journalists.
6.4 Train journalists to enhance their personal security.
6.5 Improve awareness of security forces and the judiciary on the role of journalists.
6.6 Create public awareness on the importance of journalists’ safety and security.
7. What contribution can the “UN Action Plan of Safety and security of journalists and the issue of impunity” make to increase the safety of journalists in Iraq?
a. Great contribution b. Moderate contributionc. Little contribution d. No contribution at all
8. What are the most important measures to increase the integrity and transparency of Iraqi journalism?
a. Indispensableb. Importantc. Not important
8.1 Train journalists to adhere to media codes of conduct.
8.2 Improve monitoring procedures for the application of codes of conduct.
8.3 Increase public trust and confidence in Iraqi media .
9. What is required to improve journalists’ capacities?
a. Very importantb. Importantc. Not important
9.1 Continuous professional media training.
9.2 Availability of advanced academic courses.
9.3 Involvement of trade unions and professional organizations.
9.4 Active civil society organizations
10. How can the government of Iraq foster free and pluralistic media?
a. Indispensableb. Importantc. Not important
10.1 Improve the current legal and policy framework.
10.2 Guarantee the efficiency and independence of the regulatory system for broadcasting.
10.3 Promote a diverse public, private and community media.
10.4 Foster taxation and business regulation to encourage media development
11. What is your gender?
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