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Between Freedom and Abuses: The Media Paradox in Iraqi Kurdistan

From Reporters Sans Frontieres: The press freedom situation is better in Iraqi Kurdistan than it is in neighboring regions, and with 850 media outlets officially registered and 5,000 journalists, has considerably improved over the last decade. Yet the number of attacks against journalists has also grown steadily over the last two years. Police and security […]

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Gulf Keystone Shares Rally on Kurdistan Update

Shares in Gulf Keystone Petroleum (LSE: GKP) jumped 6.5% on Monday morning following an update on theie current exploration and testing activities in the Kurdistan region of Iraq: Shaikan-3 The well is currently in the Cretaceous Garagu Formation at 1,229 metres, measured depth.  Oil shows have been observed both while drilling and also in a […]

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Tourism Opportunities in Kurdistan

The Kurdistan Regional Government has requested declarations of interest from companies wishing to participate in tourism projects in the Dukan region (pictured). The following is the un-edited text of their announcement: Declaration to all investment companies, local and foreign businesses: Within the ongoing efforts of the Kurdistan Regional Government and direct supervision of the Directorate […]

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Kurdistan Investment Board Seeks Technical Assistance

Request for expressions of interest: Technical assistance to Kurdistan Investment Board The Kurdistan Board of Investment of the Kurdistan Regional Government (BoI – KRG) seeks professional assistance to enhance the quality of the board’s evaluation process from various perspectives, including the technical review and assessment of the investment proposals submitted to the board. The main […]

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12 Danish Companies to Open Offices in Kurdistan

AKnews reports that 12 Danish companies are planning to open representative offices in the Kurdistan Region. The report follows the visit from a Danish trade and industry delegation to Erbil this week. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)’s coordinator in Denmark, Dlawar Azhgayi, told AKnews the delegation sought to introduce the companies to the Region as […]

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British Companies Targeting Kurdistan

The largest ever British trade delegation to visit the Kurdistan Region last week participated in Erbil International Fair. The delegation was lead by Sir Andrew Cahn, the Chief Executive of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), the British government department that spearheads international trade with the UK. The mission comprised 53 representatives from 39 British companies […]

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Kurdistan Region Rejects Further Delays to Census

Kurdistan Region Presidency Chief of Staff, Fuad Hussein, said in a statement that the Kurdistan Region Presidency would not accept any more postponements to a national census. He affirmed that one must be held by the end of 2010. The Kurdistan Regional Government has already shown remarkable patience in waiting for the constitutionally-mandated census to […]

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Kurdistan Imports 400 Generators from Iran

AKnews reports that 400 electrical generators have been imported from Iran. Salam Arab, the director of the customs department at Haji Omaran (pictured) , told AKnews that since the beginning of 2010 some 400 full-size electricity generators have been imported into the Region. He added most electronic equipments are imported from Iran, not Turkey, because […]

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Kurdistan Development to Continue Unabated

Urban and economic progress in Kurdistan continues with many relatively stable areas and regional policy both being attractive to foreign investment. Developments in oil, too, will not be affected by delays in forming the next Iraqi government, the local government says. The Kurdistan Regional Government points to its profit-friendly legislation including ten-year tax breaks and land set aside […]

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