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Stories about Iraq

24 May 2018

While some Iraqis boycott ‘futile’ elections, others vote to shake up parliament

Sairoun’s win demonstrates that Iraqis don't have to vote strictly on ethno-sectarian lines and future politicians will need to do more to impress voters.

14 December 2017

Graphic Journalists and Illustrators Draw Alternative Narratives in Syria

"Contrary to a common prejudice, comics can help address serious, difficult issues. This form allows, if not requires, the reporter to be part of the story he tells."

2 December 2017

Weaving Objects of Loss and Memory With Hayv Kahraman

Kahraman’s new work is a masterful exploration of the issues of identity, personal struggle, and human consciousness.

23 October 2017

Iraqis Call on Government to Assist Humanitarian's Art-Based Orphanage

"The government should help him build a complete foundation because these children are the future of Iraq and they deserve to feel safe."

10 August 2017

Paddling Against Pollution: One Man’s Mission to Protect Iraq’s Rivers for Future Generations

For the past seven years, Nabil Musa has been traveling around Iraq on a one-man mission to promote the importance of clean waterways for current and future generations.

23 June 2017

ISIS Attempts to Exploit Balkan War Wounds With Localized Propaganda

The region has a painful legacy of war that has divided people along ethnic and religious lines.

25 May 2017

Iraqi Parliament Slammed for Bill Restricting Free Speech, Right to Protest

Advox

Instead of working to ensure stronger protections for freedoms, the Iraqi parliament is rather seeking to pass a repressive law.

24 May 2017

Following Uproar, Shia Leader Tries to Make Amends With Iraq's Christian Community

Past comments by Alaa al-Moussawi sparked a number of lawsuits by Christian Iraqi families for disturbing the plurality of Iraq. He has since apologized.

18 May 2017

Netizen Report: Chelsea Manning and the Power of Transparency

Advox

This week, Chelsea Manning was finally released from prison, Ukraine censored Russian web platforms and Thailand threatened legal action against Facebook.

9 May 2017

Iraq's Parliament Is ‘Convinced’ There's No Corruption Under Health Minister Hamoud. But Are Iraqis?

"Parliament’s satisfaction with Adilah Hamoud’s answers means the government believes that poor healthcare is what the people deserve from the corrupt minister."

10 April 2017

Iraqi Journalists Face Threats From ISIS, Armed Militias and the State

Advox

"As the war intensifies, and the number of armed groups and their influence in Iraq grows, the pressure on Iraqi journalists will increase.”

5 April 2017

How a Kurdish Conservationist Is Protecting the Persian Leopard in War-Torn Iraq (Video)

In the mountains of northeastern Iraq’s Kurdistan region, wildlife conservationist Hana Ahmed Raza and a team of researchers with Nature Iraq are working to protect the ghost-like Persian leopard.

24 March 2017

These Activists Helped Kurdish Families in Iraq Celebrate Newroz With Color and Resistance

A tradition of resistance inspired Kurdish activists in Iraqi Kurdistan to donate traditional clothes to those who can't afford it for the Kurdish New Year of Newroz.

2 March 2017

Walking on Death Along the Iraqi Border

Abdus-Sattar, Mahmud and Suad each had their reasons for fleeing ISIS. Here are their stories.

10 February 2017

Netizen Report: Internet Shutdowns Return to Iraq, Persist in Cameroon

Advox

Cameroon's Internet regional shutdown enters its third week, Ukraine prosecutes two men for "separatist" speech on Vkontakte and Algerian lawyers are told to stop using social media.

7 February 2017

‘Why Are We Still Doing This?': Iraq Shuts Down Internet to Prevent Exam Cheating—Again

Advox

Internet outages to prevent exam cheating have now become common in Iraq.

23 July 2016

Iraq's Marshlands, Nearly Destroyed Under Saddam, Are Coming Back

The wetlands in southern Iraq, now a UN World Heritage site, span thousands of square miles in the middle of desert.

9 July 2016

Iraqi Society Frowned Upon His Moonwalk, But He Kept Dancing Anyway

A year before he was killed, Adel Al-Jaf said: "One day I'll leave Iraq and go to a place where people love dancing and they're not fighting it."

30 April 2016

Iraqi Protestors Storm Parliament; State of Emergency Declared

Hundreds of Iraqi protestors stormed the Parliament building, in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, in protest against a deadlock in approving a new government today. A state of emergency was declared.

24 April 2016

Some Iraqi Refugees Who Made It to Europe Are Choosing to Return Home

“If there was a hope I would get asylum soon, I would have stayed. But there was no hope.”

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