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Iraq Clamps Down on Media Covering Protests

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq clamps down on media and broadcast networks covering protests For the first time, the Iraqi National Communications and Media Commission shut down or gave warnings to 17 media institutions for covering the […]

Iraq orders Closure of 12 News Outlets

Iraq’s media regulator should reverse its decision to order the closure of 12 broadcasters over a licensing dispute and should allow media outlets to freely cover protests in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Monday. On November 12, the Communications and Media Commission (CMC), Iraq’s media regulator, ordered the closure of […]

Video: Iraq’s Internet Blackout Continues

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq has been engulfed in violent protests in the past few weeks as soldiers fired live rounds into crowds. But this has only entrenched the protesters’ position as they demand a complete overhaul […]

Iraqi Govt continues to Block Social Media

The Iraqi government continues to block social media websites in all governorates amid mass demonstrations in the country. This is despite the partial return of internet service in the capital Baghdad and the southern governorates. Despite the intermittent return of the internet service, the blocking of social media websites continues in all governorates of Iraq, […]

MAG, Facebook Reducing Casualties from ISIS Mines

MAG teams up with Facebook to reduce casualties from ISIS mines in Iraq The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) has launched an innovative project with Facebook and the US government to help people in northern Iraq learn how to stay safe from the landmines and unexploded bombs left behind after years of war. The initiative uses […]

Internet access cut across much of Iraq

Internet access has been cut off across much of Iraq including the capital Baghdad with connectivity falling below 70%, internet blockage observatory NetBlocks said, amid renewed anti-government protests that turned violent and spread nationwide. Earlier on Wednesday social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as messaging application WhatsApp all appeared to be have […]

The Impact of GDPR in Iraq

By Nick O’Connell, Partner, Al Tamimi & Co. This briefing note was originally published by lus laboris and is republished with permission by Iraq Business News. In Iraq the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has had limited impact. There is currently no modern data protection law in Iraq, and there is accordingly no […]