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Iraq’s Media Cold War

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s Media Cold War: Why Arabs Don’t Understand Kurds, And Vice Versa Although it has quite possibly never been more important, the potential for conflict and misunderstanding between Iraq’s Arab […]


Tough "Cybercrimes Bill" on Hold in Iraq

By Laith Hammoudi. This article was originally published by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, iwpr.net, and it is reproduced by Iraq Business News with permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A tough new law that could place severe restrictions […]

Sticky Bombs on the Rise

  Iraq has seen a rise in the number of sticky bomb attacks over the last week. This is a worrying trend, particularly for the state employees and security force personnel who are being singled out for these attacks. The Tactic Sticky bombs are also known as Under Vehicle Improvised Explosive Devices (UVIEDs). They are […]

Private Kurdish TV/Radio News Service Soon

A new satellite TV channel and a radio station will soon be launched, airing news in Kurdish. According to AKnews, the general director for the new outlets said most of the preliminaries are completed and the new service will air programs from early 2011. There are a number of governmental and party affiliated media outlets, […]

Confusion, Contradiction and Irony: The Iraqi Media in 2010

After the fall of Baghdad on April 9, 2003, Iraq’s news media environment transformed almost overnight from the tightly controlled propaganda arm of Saddam Hussein’s rule into one of the most diverse and unrestricted news environments in the Middle East. Built in an atmosphere of chaos and conflict, Iraq’s media landscape now reflects the ethno‐sectarian […]

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Talbani Confirms his Support to Media & Communication Commission

President of Iraq Jalal al- Talabani has discussed the position and legitimacy of Media & Communication Commission and troubles may face lead to hinder its course. It came during his meeting Tuesday at his office in Baghdad a delegation of Media & Communication Commission headed by the executive manger Berhan al- Shawi and other officials […]

Baghdad Mayoralty to Establish Media City

Baghdad Mayoralty has expressed its intention to establish a media city on an area of 30 donums in northern Baghdad. “Baghdad Mayoralty has called on local, regional and international companies willing to invest under the Investment Law no. 13 of the year 2006 to bid for a project to establish an integrated media city in […]

Media Symposium in Karbala

A symposium was held at the Ahlal-Beit University in Karbala about violence and provocation language in media. “The symposium was arranged by the University’s Media Department,” Dr. Mohammed Abid Fehan, the Department’s head, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He said that local officials, university professors, and a number of media men attended the symposium. The […]

Media Allowed to Work Freely

A spokesperson in the name of law enforcement plan asserts on forming a media committee to coordinate media work among the security and media channels. Eye Media quoted Maj. Gen. Qassim Attah his saying" Baghdad Operation Command BOC has formed a special committee to coordinate media work among the security and media channels where now […]