“What the government and the judiciary could not do, NRT did as the fourth domination.”
This statement was made by Haj Karwan, a former member of the Kurdistan Parliament.
He referred to NRT reports in which he revealed the phenomenon of prostitution in cafeterias and restaurants.
Restaurants and cafeterias whose real owners are high-ranking officials of the Kurdistan Region.
The reports were widely reported, with the supervisory boards of the governorates of Sulaymaniyah and Erbil closing more than 20 restaurants and cafeterias.
In these places, prostitution is done illegally and away from the supervision of the Ministry of Health.
NRT was able to identify the original owners of these places.
The new NRT season, which began on February 17, coinciding with the channel’s anniversary, addresses taboo issues and red lines that find themselves embroiled in widespread corruption.
Another report addresses the issue of bribery in government offices.
Using a hidden camera, he has shown the depth of corruption.
These reports have been widely welcomed.
NRT was set on fire by security forces on February 17, 2011, just hours after its first broadcast, which coincided with a popular protest.
So far, none of the people involved in setting fire to the NRT office have been prosecuted and are free to continue their lives and work.
Over the past ten years, NRT offices in Sulaymaniyah, Erbil and Dohuk have been attacked several times, its offices closed several times, and even once the main owner of the channel was severely injured.
During this decade, NRT journalists have faced the greatest amount of pressure and threats, and the most violations of journalists’ rights have been against NRT journalists and reporters.