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Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
International Crisis Group
The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict. The International Crisis Group is now generally recognized as the world's leading i...
League of Arab States
A regional organization of Arab states in Southwest Asia, and North and Northeast Africa. The Arab League currently has 22 members and four observers. The main goal of the league is to "draw closer the relations between member Sta...
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed on 4 April 1949. In accordance with the Treaty, the f...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
Wikileaks
Wikileaks has developed an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, ...

News Releases

Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
2009-05-02
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
The IFJ and Article 19 Support The Guardian in Court Battle for Journalists Rights in Iraq
2010-01-28
International Federation of Journalists
ARTICLE 19, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Iraqi Union of Journalists today called on the Iraqi authorities to drop charges of defamation against the British newspaper The G...
IFJ Condemns Jail Term for Shoe-Throwing Iraqi Journalist
2009-03-19
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has protested over the disproportionate decision of an Iraqi court which sentenced television journalist Muntadhar al-Zeidi to three years in jail for...
IFJ Demands Overhaul of Repressive Media Laws in the Middle East
2009-05-02
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Launching its â##Breaking the Chains' annual report into press freedom violations in the Arab World and Iran, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called for a radical overhaul of ...
IFJ Demands Probe into Iraq Media Deaths After US Army Film Exposes Killing of Unarmed civilians and Journalists
2010-04-06
International Federation of Journalists
Call for an investigation into the actions of the United States army which has been implicated in killings of journalists in Iraq following the release of a shocking video film of a helicopter gunship...
IFJ Holds Three Days Safety Training for Journalists in Kurdistan Region of Iraq
2014-12-23
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its local affiliate the Kurdistan Journalists Syndicate are organizing a three day safety training for local journalists in the city of Shikhan of...
IFJ Launches New Campaign in Iraq, Pakistan and Russia to End Impunity for Violence in Journalism
2013-11-06
International Federation of Journalists
With International Day against Impunity one month away, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today written to the leaders of Iraq, Russia and Pakistan to urge them and their governmen...
The IFJ mourns the killing of two journalists in Iraq
2015-02-02
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its regional affiliate the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate (IJS) have today condemned the killing of the Iraqi photographer Adnan Abdul Razzaq, allege...
Iraq: News website latest target in government's legal offensive against independent media
2009-05-20
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Iraqi governmentâ##s continuing legal offensive against independent news media, which for the first time is also targeting Internet media.
Look at shoe tossing in context: union
2008-12-16
Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada
Canada's largest media union is calling for the release of the reporter who threw shoes at U.S. President George Bush.
Middle East & North Africa: Region performs poorly, Israel nose-dives
2009-10-22
Reporters without Borders
For the first time Israel is not at the head of the Middle Eastern countries in the press freedom index. By falling 47 places to 93rd position, it is now behind Kuwait (60th), United Arab Emirates (86...
Photographer Ibrahim Jassam freed after US Army held him for 17 months without explanation
2010-02-10
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders welcomed the release today of Iraqi photographer, Ibrahim Jassam, of Reuters, who had been held by the US military since his arrest on 1st September 2008.
Reuters photographer begins second year in US military detention
2009-09-03
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the continuing American refusal to release Reuters photographer Ibrahim Jassam, who today begins his second year of detention by the US military in Iraq.

Sources Select Resources

Chilcot Inquiry - The Establishment Goes to Work
Article
2009
Medialens
When public scepticism erupts in response to resultant extremes of state violence and criminality that even the media are powerless to deny, the illusion of democracy must be bolstered. Then Tweedledu...
Connexions Library: Middle East Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the Middle East.
The Cynicism and the Slaughter
Article
1999
Against the Current
IMPEACHMENT. BOMBING. ELECTION. Impeachment. Bombing. Perhaps by now, the scandal-witchhunt-Cruise missile cycle has become so predictable that it's hard to respond with appropriate outrage to th...
The Fog of Intelligence
Or How to Be Eternally "Caught Off Guard" in the Greater Middle East
Englehardt, Tom
Article
2015
TomDispatch.com
The phrase "the fog of war" stands in for the inability of commanders to truly grasp what's happening in the chaos that is any battlefield. Perhaps it's time to introduce a companion phrase: the fog ...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
How Islamist gangs use internet to track, torture and kill Iraqi gays
Sarhan Afif, Burke Jason
Article
2009
Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
Iraqi militias infiltrate internet gay chatrooms to hunt their quarry and hundreds are feared to be victims.
The IFJ and Article 19 Support The Guardian in Court Battle for Journalists Rights in Iraq
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
ARTICLE 19, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Iraqi Union of Journalists today called on the Iraqi authorities to drop charges of defamation against the British newspaper The G...
IFJ Condemns Jail Term for Shoe-Throwing Iraqi Journalist
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has protested over the disproportionate decision of an Iraqi court which sentenced television journalist Muntadhar al-Zeidi to three years in jail for...
IFJ Demands Overhaul of Repressive Media Laws in the Middle East
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Launching its â##Breaking the Chains' annual report into press freedom violations in the Arab World and Iran, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called for a radical overhaul of ...
IFJ Demands Probe into Iraq Media Deaths After US Army Film Exposes Killing of Unarmed civilians and Journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
Call for an investigation into the actions of the United States army which has been implicated in killings of journalists in Iraq following the release of a shocking video film of a helicopter gunship...
IFJ Launches New Campaign in Iraq, Pakistan and Russia to End Impunity for Violence in Journalism
Sources News Release
Article
2013
International Federation of Journalists
With International Day against Impunity one month away, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today written to the leaders of Iraq, Russia and Pakistan to urge them and their governmen...
Iraq 1990-1991
Desert Holocaust
Blum, William
Article
Common Courage Press
An account of the American invasion of Iraq (Desert Shield) in 1990-91.
The Iraq Crisis in Context
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2003
Connexions Information Sharing Services / Ulli Diemer
A rogue state, heavily armed with weapons of mass destruction, openly contempuous of international law and the United Nations, plunges the world into crisis.
Iraq: News website latest target in government's legal offensive against independent media
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Iraqi governmentâ##s continuing legal offensive against independent news media, which for the first time is also targeting Internet media.
Iraq's greatest danger yet: collapse of 'world's most dangerous dam'
Arbuthnot, Felicity
Article
2016
The Ecologist
As if Iraq has not suffered enough under Saddam Hussein, the vicious UN sanctions regime, the US-UK occupation and the depradations of Daesh, a new threat looms that could kill a million people or mor...
ISIS Thrives on the Disunity of Its Enemies
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2015
Counter Punch
The aftermath of terrorist attacks such as the massacre in Paris are a bad time to produce new policies, but they provide ideal political conditions for a government to take radical, if ill-thought-ou...
Justifying What You Know Can't Be True
Badger, Emily
Article
2009
Researchers looking at al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein explore why it is that people often steadfastly believe something even when they've been shown it ain't so.
Lying to Ourselves About the Air War
The Killers
Jacobs, Ron
Article
2014
CounterPunch
Most US citizens have never been subjected to an air raid. They have never heard the roar of planes flying high above them while an air raid siren wails, its whine competing with the planes’ roar and ...
Made in the USA: Report Shows ISIS Using US Arms from 'Syria Rebels'
Ditz, Jason
Article
2014
Antiwar.com
From the moment the US began sending lethal arms to Syrian rebel factions, there was a chorus of people expressing fears that those arms would end up in the “wrong hands,” and US officials insisted th...
Mercenaries on the make
Iraq is now awash with unaccountable 'security contractors'
Scahill, Jeremy
Article
2007
The Guardian Weekly
Contracted mercenaries now outnumber American troops in Iraq. These contractors are immune to prosecution for any wrongdoing in Iraq thanks to provisional laws that came into effect after the invasion...
Middle East & North Africa: Region performs poorly, Israel nose-dives
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
For the first time Israel is not at the head of the Middle Eastern countries in the press freedom index. By falling 47 places to 93rd position, it is now behind Kuwait (60th), United Arab Emirates (86...
1950–51 Baghdad bombings
Wikipedia article
Article
1950
1950–1951 Baghdad bombings refers to the bombing of Jewish targets in Baghdad, Iraq, between April 1950 and June 1951. It is widely believed that the bombings were carried out by Zionist agents seekin...
The oil war
Sérén, Jean-Pierre
Article
2013
Le Monde diplomatique
Declassified documents now reveal what everybody, especially the Iraqis, always knew: the US invaded Iraq to secure its oil supplies for US and allied companies. It hasn't quite worked out as planned.
Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
Blum, William
Article
2013
williamblum.org
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
Photographer Ibrahim Jassam freed after US Army held him for 17 months without explanation
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders welcomed the release today of Iraqi photographer, Ibrahim Jassam, of Reuters, who had been held by the US military since his arrest on 1st September 2008.
Reuters photographer begins second year in US military detention
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the continuing American refusal to release Reuters photographer Ibrahim Jassam, who today begins his second year of detention by the US military in Iraq.
Revealed: Pentagon's link to Iraqi torture centres
Mahmood, Mona; O'Kane, Maggie; Madlena, Chavala; Smith, Teresa
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
The Pentagon sent a US veteran of the "dirty wars" in Central America to oversee sectarian police commando units in Iraq that set up secret detention and torture centres to get information from insurg...
Young Iraqis hope the Written Word can Reinvigorate a New Generation
Arraf, Jane
Article
2014
The Guardian
An informal lending library uses literary heritage to remind young Baghdadis they don't need to emigrate to escape daily travails.

Sources Bookshelf

Killing Hope
U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media
Steven, Peter
Book
2004
Peter Steven aims to make readers realize the power and influence of dominant media but, at the same time, also understand that they are not "omnipotent" and that there are alternative forms available...
Press for Conversion #43
December 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
Press for Conversion #51
May 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
Why is the U.S. government reviled by so many people in the Middle East and North Africa? This issue looks at the past 50 years of wars and regime changes in the region and unveils a consistent patter...
Report: Hundreds of Civilians Killed by U.S.-Led Bombing of ISIS in Iraq and Syria
Currier, Cora
Article
2015
A new report from a group of journalists and researchers says that hundreds of civilians have died during airstrikes by the U.S. and other nations fighting the Islamic State, a marked contrast to the ...
Towers of Deception
The Media Cover-Up of 9/11
Zwicker, Barrie
Book
2006

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