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Spotlight: Iraq | Digital Rights

Iraq shuts down its internet, again

Iraq shuts down its internet, again

A leaked email that originated from an Iraqi Internet service provider (ISP) and was shared with SMEX confirms that on May 16, 2016, the Internet will be shutdown for three hours, from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m., “in all regions of Iraq.”

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Iraq | Censorship

Iraq bans Al Jazeera from operating within the country

"Using the Iraqi “war on terror” media guidelines to shut down Al Jazeera is a blatant attempt to put pressure on the network to report only one side of a story in a country that struggles to provide any protection to journalists on the ground."

Iraq | Attacks

Two Iraqi broadcast journalists shot dead by masked men

Journalist Saif Tallal and cameraman Hassan al-Anbaki working for Sharqiya TV channel were shot dead on 12 January by some masked militiamen near Baquba, the capital of Diyala province in Iraq, on their way back from a professional mission covering violence in the Muqdadiyah area.

Iraq | Attacks

  • Journalists in Mosul dying amid resounding silence
  • Journalists in Mosul dying amid resounding silence

    Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul fell to IS on 10 June 2014. Since then, independent media activity has been non-existent. All media outlets have been taken over and are now used to put out the jihadi group’s message. All journalists still in the city have had to stop working to avoid being the target of reprisals.

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