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KRI Court upholds Jail Terms for Journalists

In response to the Erbil Court of Cassation's recent decision to uphold the six-year jail sentences of Iraqi Kurdish journalists Sherwan Amin Sherwani and Guhdar Zebari, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) issued the following statement: "With the Erbil Court of Cassation's decision to uphold the six-year jail sentences of journalists Sherwan Amin Sherwani and […]

Covid and Devaluation hit Asiacell Revenues

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 three-month period ended 31 March 2021, parent company Ooredoo said: "The Iraqi economy was impacted by weakening purchasing power following the […]

US Firm Wins $11m IT Contract in Iraq

By John Lee. Florida-based NIC4 Inc., a division of Network Innovations Group, has been awarded an $11,611,032 firm-fixed-price contract for supplies and services to deliver network operations center equipment, software licenses and extended warranty coverage, and to provide installation services, support services and training for the government of Iraq. Bids were solicited via the internet […]

How "Flimsy Evidence" sent Iraqi Kurdish Journalists to Jail

From the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ): 'Spaghetti against the wall': how flimsy evidence sent 2 Iraqi Kurdish journalists to jail for 6 years The case against Iraqi Kurdish journalists Sherwan Amin Sherwani and Guhdar Zebari was built on flimsy and circumstantial evidence, five observers of the journalists' Erbil trial last month told CPJ. Their six-year […]

ICSID Denies Agility's $380m Claim against Korek

Kuwaiti-based logistics provider Agility has said foreign investors "should think carefully about the perils of investing" in Iraq, following a ruling by an international arbitration panel to deny its claims that Iraqi officials expropriated $380 million invested by Agility in an Iraqi telecom company. The ruling, by a panel constituted by the International Centre for […]

RSF Condemns Arrests of Journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan

Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a wave of press freedom violations in northern Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Region, where at least 10 journalists have been arrested while covering peaceful protests during the past week, one has been placed in pre-trial detention and a regional TV channel, […]

Nokia Wins Contract with Asiacell in Iraq

By John Lee. Finland's Nokia has announced that Asiacell Telecom has chosen the company to provide nationwide network optimization for two years starting January 2021. According to a press release: "This partnership will leverage Nokia's global capabilities in network planning and optimization technology to boost Asiacell's competitive edge and transform its operational platforms for the […]