Newsletter 10



 


Shia meets Sunni in Baghdad park
Posted on 01/17/2008 - 16:59
With security improving, old friendships between Sunni and Shia friends are revived on neutral ground – a central park in the Iraqi capital, IWPR reports from Baghdad. Baghdad, Al Zawra' Park 1971 
The worst days of our lives
Posted on 01/17/2008 - 16:58
In the first of a new series by IWPR Iraq, entitled "Iraqi Women's Voices," an anonymous contributor tells the story of her life in the self-declared "Islamic State of Iraq." Iraq, Baghdad. © S.M. / arabimages.com
Somalia: Out of sight and out of mind
Posted on 01/15/2008 - 15:46
Eight journalists were murdered in Somalia in the past year. Authorities raided and closed down media outlets. Journalists were arrested, threatened and attacked. Omar Faruk Osman, Secretary General of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), speaks about the sharp deterioration of press freedom in 2007 and the prospects for 2008 in this war-wrecked East African nation. somalia journalists_1.jpg 
It's official: Freedom of expression is sacred (in Egypt)
Posted on 01/15/2008 - 17:44
Things are far from perfect in Egypt, but a recent court ruling against the banning of 51 websites, based on the Egyptian Constitution's defense of freedom of expression, was a breath of fresh air. MENASSAT.COM's Syria correspondent – himself a lawyer – analyzes the verdict, and dreams of one day seeing Syria's courts follow the Egyptian example. Egypt, Juge Murad. R.R. 
Saudi women journalists are coming out of the closet
Posted on 01/14/2008 - 19:34
Not being allowed to drive or attend press conferences are only some of the obstacles that female journalists in Saudi Arabia face on a daily basis. But more and more women are demanding their proper place in the newsroom, and they are succeeding – slowly. Saudi Arabia, Madaen Saleh. © S.M. / arabimages.com 
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