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US Firm to Lobby on behalf of KRI’s PAM Media

By John Lee. Public strategy firm Mercury has been chosen to lobby on behalf of Sulaymaniyah-based PAM Media in the United States. PAM Media is a production company that produces advertisements for commercial products or services; it is owned by Nalia Media Corporation (NMC), which also owns NRT TV. Documents lodged with the US Senate […]

Ericsson extends Managed Services deal with Zain

Ericsson has been awarded an extension of its Managed Services contract with Zain Iraq until 2021, after successfully providing Managed Services for Networks, IT and value-added services to the operator since 2012. Under the terms of the new contract, Ericsson strengthens its role as a trusted business partner by supplying a Service Operation Center and […]

‘Peace Radio’ Inspires Refugees and Displaced

By Marta Bellingreri for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  “Do you think you will come back soon to your city?” asked Ronza, a Yazidi woman working for Radio Salam (Peace Radio), to a woman from Qaraqosh. “Inshallah [God willing]. […]

Iraqi wins Press Freedom Award

By John Lee. Iraq’s Asaad Zalzali has been awared this year’s Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press in the Audiovisual news reporting category. Born in 1984, he it the general manager of Maraya Media news agency. His seven-minute news report entitled “Project No1” was aired on Deutsche Welle Arabic on 11 January 2017. […]

Iraqi Activists, Journalists Terrorized by Armed Groups

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. On May 8, in al-Batawin area in central Baghdad, gunmen stormed into the apartment of civil activists who have been advocating for political reform for two years. The gunmen captured seven activists, mostly students, and […]

Zain expects Improved Performance in Iraq

By John Lee. Zain Group Vice-Chairman and Group CEO, Bader Al-Kharafi (pictured), has said that he anticipates improved performances in Iraq, “where several tax and litigation issues have been resolved and the new leadership there can now focus on driving the business.” In its results announcement for Q1, the company added: “Despite the initiation of […]

No Improvement on Press Freedom in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq has failed to improve its rating in the World Press Freedom Index for 2017, again ranking 158th out of 180 countries. The result puts Iraq behind countries such as Turkey and Kazakhstan, but ahead of Iran and Libya. First place went to Norway, with North Korea coming last. Reporters Without Borders […]

Asiacell Customer Numbers “Increased Significantly”

In its Q1 results, Ooredoo reports that its Iraqi division Asiacell maintained profitability and data market leadership in what it described as a “challenging economic and political environment”. Customer numbers increased significantly by 13% to reach 12 million customers following network reconnection in liberated areas of the country. Asiacell maintained stable revenues of QAR 1.1 […]

New Internet Service for Iraqi Oil & Gas Companies

Global satcom specialist Marlink, based in France, UK-based service integrator Defaultroute and Iraqi Internet service provider Abr Al Manara have announed that they have joined forces to deliver a groundbreaking hybrid digital connectivity service resulting in a multi-million US dollar contract for a major Iraqi oil and gas company. Overcoming the challenges of poor terrestrial […]