Archive for July, 2012

Rights groups and activists slam Iraq Internet law

by Prashant Rao Note: This article was published by AFP on July 12, 2012. It can be found in full here. BAGHDAD (AFP) – An Iraqi draft law that would jail web users for life for a variety of ill-defined crimes has been condemned by rights groups and activists who have slammed its vague language [...]


A Katie Couric sighting in Baghdad

A Katie Couric sighting in Baghdad

Among the many bizarre sights you see while driving around Baghdad — remember ‘Pizza Hat’ and ‘Facebook Coffee’? — one of the stranger ones is this banner from the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity that strangely features, of all people, Katie Couric, the well-known US television journalist. The banners are distributed throughout the city and advertise [...]