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Digital Democracy Challenge

The Digital Democracy Challenge is a global hackathon led by Seedstars that aims to develop innovative solutions that strengthen and enhance digital democracy for citizens living under strict cyber restrictions and control. Interested applicants can sign up here before 13th September 2021: https://seedsta.rs/3jDq82s. The Digital Democracy Challenge seeks innovative, low-cost, and viable digital solutions to […]

Asiacell Grows Customer Base in Iraq

By John Lee. Mobile phone service Asiacell has reported a sharp drop in revenue, when expressed in Qatari riyals, as a result of the devaluation of the Iraqi dinar. In its results for the half year ended 30 June 2021, parent company Ooredoo said: "Asiacell reported revenue of QAR 1.7 billion during the first half […]

Zain Hit by Iraqi Dinar Devaluation

By John Lee. Zain Iraq's H1 2021 revenue reached USD 376 million, and EBITDA amounted to USD 145 million, reflecting an EBITDA margin of 39%. Net profit reached USD 24 million for the period. The operator's customer base increased by 7% to reach 16.1 million customers maintaining its market leading position. It should be noted […]

Ex-Dentons Partner to represent KRG for Arent Fox

By John Lee. Washington DC-based law firm Arent Fox LLP has entered an agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to provide legal advice on various issues including legal and regulatory matters in the United States. It will also advise on strengthening the KRG's alliance with the United States, tracking and monitoring legislation in Congress, […]

The Ongoing Assassinations of Iraqi Activists

By Ali Al-Mikdam, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Ongoing Assassinations of Iraqi Activists In the period after the 2020 assassination of Soleimani and al-Muhandis, many activists in Iraq believe that Iran's focus […]

Iraq Replaces Head of State Media

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq replaces state media head An Iraqi court has reinstated the former president of the Iraqi Media Network (IMN), annulling the appointment of Nabil Jasem. Click here to […]

Iraqi Photojournalist sentenced to 7 Years Prison in "Secret Trial"

In response to the sentencing of Iraqi Kurdish photojournalist Qaraman Shukri to seven years in prison in a secret trial, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) issued the following statement: "Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq are making an appalling habit of sentencing journalists to prison without any regard for due process and for the rights […]

TV Campaign for Explosives Risk Education

By John Lee. Baghdad-based Qemat Alnajah General Trading Co. Ltd. has won a contract with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for theĀ provision of an explosive ordnance risk education (EORE) television campaign for UNMAS in Federal Iraq The contract is valued at $39,800. (Source: UNGM)

Iraqi Kurdistan "Discards Idea of Democracy"

Iraqi Kurdistan's Authoritarian Turn: Western ally 'Discards idea of Democracy' Writing in the Financial Times, Chloe Cornish says the arrest and conviction of journalists and activists In Iraqi Kurdistan has revived concerns over a government dominated by two clans, the Barzanis and the Talabanis. Click here to read the full article (subscription required)