Middle East

August 16, 2009

After 6 years of democracy, Iraqis learn limits of free press

Journalist Ali al Asasdi gets to report that corruption exists in Iraqi government — he just too afraid to say who's corrupt. Journalists are finding that while they have greater freedom than they had under Saddam Hussein, they still are trying to figure out the rules. Earlier this month, the Iraqi Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Interior announced that publishers to get their permission before printing books and journalists still fear retaliation for their work.

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