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An Iraqi journalist from Alsumaria TV interviews a construction contractor in Baghdad, May 2009. (Photo: James Selesnick/US Army/WikiCommons)
2 May 13
Despite ongoing violence, some reporters argue that excessive security checks stop them getting the story.
Demonstration in Iraq's Anbar province in support of the Syrian uprising, February 2012.  (Photo: Iraq Revolution)
1 May 13
Uncertain allegiances and fears of spillover.
24 Dec 12
Critics say law combines sweeping descriptions of “information crimes” with excessive penalties.
Burnt-out wreck of a car used to attack a Shia mosque in  Baghdad's Sadr City area,  April 2010. (Photo: Serwan Azez/Metrography)
23 Oct 12
Draft law intended to promote return to normality, but critics warn of opposite effect if militants believe they have impunity.
Protest against power outages in Basra. (Photo: Abu Iraq)
7 Aug 12
Electricity shortages happen everywhere in Iraq, but cause angry scenes in the boiling temperatures of the south.
7 Mar 12
Funds to become more readily available after story on concerns of Iraqis living in Syria.
An IWPR workshop targeting Iraqi women, October 2011, Baghdad. (Photo: IWPR)
Photo Essay
23 Dec 11
Workshop participants start producing public-service advertising for local media.
24 Nov 11
Jordanian fans harass Iraqis after losing game, marking divisions between communities.
Basra is Iraq’s major seaport, and its economic future could be in question if Kuwait builds its own freight facility nearby. (Photo: Ahmad Wahid)
9 Nov 11
Locals warn that development could lead to mass job losses in port city of Basra.