Election Reporting: Metro Newspaper (PDF) | Institute for War and Peace Reporting


Election Reporting: Metro Newspaper (PDF)

In 2009, IWPR Iraq launched a newspaper covering a series of elections across the country, offering comprehensive reporting on ballot-related politics and news for readers nationwide.

Metro published during the months of Jan-Feb and Jul-Aug in 2009 and again in Feb-Apr 2010, to coincide with provincial, Kurdish and parliamentary elections respectively. The newspaper presented news reports, analysis, comment and photojournalism in a tabloid format. It delivered authoritative reporting of election issues while training Iraqi journalists and editors in the production of a high-quality daily.

Metro was a joint venture between IWPR, Radio Nawa and the Aswat al-Iraq news agency. With 20,000 free copies distributed throughout Iraq daily, Metro was the largest newspaper covering elections with the widest geographical reach.

Metro archive is available in PDF, in Arabic and Kurdish.