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Iraq to Renew Licences of Mobile Phone Companies

By John Lee. At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Iraqi Cabinet has decided to renew the licenses of mobile phone companies for a period of five years. The offer is conditional on the companies paying 50 percent of their outstanding debt, and agreeing to provide 4G services. (Source: Govt of Iraq)

IBBC, World Bank introduce Free Training for Iraqi SMEs

You are invited to help IBBC and World Bank to introduce Iraqi SME's to FREE business training courses WHEN: 29th June, 6pm to 8pm Iraq time Please share this free business training initiative and the course registration with any SME in your network, however small, and encourage them to sign up. Arabic version for sharing with […]

COVID-19 and Fake News in Iraq

From the Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR). Re-published with permission by Iraq Business News. A series of Facebook polls carried out by IWPR in Iraq has revealed concerns over the rise in fake news circulating in the country due to the coronavirus crisis. The 27 polls were published on around a dozen high-profile […]

Facebook Closes Accounts Linked to PUK

By Adam Lucente for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Facebook closes accounts linked to Kurdish intelligence in Iraq Facebook closed several accounts and pages linked to Kurdish intelligence in Iraq last month. The pages were used by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan […]

Asiacell reports Revenue Growth for Q1

By John Lee. Mobile phone service Asiacell has reported revenue growth or nearly 2 percent in the first quarter of this year. In its results for the quarter ended 31 March 2020, the company said: "Asiacell reported revenue growth to QAR 1.09 billion in Q1 2020, up from QAR 1.07 billion in Q1 2019.  The […]

Iraq Falls in World Press Freedom Index

By John Lee. Iraq has fallen in the World Press Freedom Index for 2020, ranking 162nd out of 180 countries, down six place on last year. The result puts Iraq behind countries such as Turkey and Sudan, but ahead of Iran and Libya. First place went to Norway, with North Korea coming last. Reporters Without […]

Iraq Lifts Suspension of Reuters' Licence

By John Lee. Iraq's Communications and Media Commission (CMC) has reportedly lifted its suspension of Reuters' licence to work in the country. The regulator had revoked the licence for three months and imposed a fine of 25 million dinars ($21,000) for what it said was the news agency's violation of the rules of media broadcasting. […]

President Salih: CMC Suspension of Reuters "Regretable"

By John Lee. Reuters has confirmed that Iraq's media regulator has suspended its licence after the news agency published a story saying the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country was higher than officially reported. The Communications and Media Commission (CMC) said it was revoking the licence for three months and imposing a fine […]

Iraq Suspends Reuters over COVID-19 Report

Iraqi regulator suspends Reuters' license for 3 months over COVID-19 report Iraqi authorities should immediately reinstate the license of the Reuters news agency, and allow all media outlets to cover the COVID-19 pandemic freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, the Communications and Media Commission (CMC), Iraq's media regulator, suspended Reuters' license for […]

Iraq's first Digital Copywriting Program

In the spirit of supporting Iraqi youth to increase their employment opportunities and boost the country's creative industry, please consider donating to this campaign to launch Iraq's first Digital Copywriting Program. Iraqi Innovators' mission is to change Iraq's narrative through their media platform and to train a generation of writers that will document Iraq's future […]

Internet of Things (IoT) to Monitor Reservoirs in Iraq

Kerlink, a French-based specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced the success of a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) pilot program for reservoir monitoring in Uganda and Iraq, which incorporates Kerlink’s LoRaWAN gateway technology. The effectiveness of the sensor-to-cloud monitoring programs in remote locations is resulting in near-term […]