From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
Videos showing beheadings of journalists and aid workers by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are spreading fear in Iraq, Syria and beyond.
However, the ISIL is not the only group using the media as a weapon of war.
Anti-ISIL media is also getting increasingly widespread in Iraq.
Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from northern Iraq: