Marking World Press Freedom Day, Head of the Reform and Reconstruction Alliance, Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, reiterated his affirmation and keenness to the Fourth Authority's freedom and independence to show facts, clarify ambiguities and unclearities and counter destructive and extremist thoughts.
In a statement, Sayyid Al-Hakim stated that he "praises the Iraqi press in its new era, and its great sacrifices" . His eminence stressed that the press in Iraq should play a solid role aimed at building the human and society, and contributing to urge the government to provide decent life for citizens. His eminence urged the world countries to ensure freedom of the press and not to oppress voices of opinion even if it oppose government performance.