Blog archive: Iraq

  • 13th August 2009
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    The Vienna-based International Press Institute has issued a statement criticising the Iraqi government’s draft media law. I haven’t seen the full text (anyone who has a copy please sent it to me) but from what has been reported it contains the usual statements about protecting...
  • 4th August 2009
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    It’s probably reassuring for Iraq’s neighbours that the “democratic” Maliki government is gradually acquiring the characteristics of a bog-standard authoritarian regime. Its latest move, reported in the New York Times, is to ban websites “deemed harmful to the public, to require internet...
  • 3rd August 2009
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    The London-based Women Solidarity for Unified and Independent Iraq has appealed to Arab governments to help save the lives of nine women believed to be facing imminent execution in Iraq. Amnesty International says Iraq's presidential council has ratified the death sentences...
  • 30th July 2009
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    I always thought there was something wrong with Fox News’s Middle East coverage. Now I know why. Posted by Brian Whitaker, 30 July 2009

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