About Iraqi News

Iraqi News is a private English-language online newspaper that covers a range of Iraqi issues, including business, politics, security, social issues, culture, entertainment and sport. It has no link to any political party or interest group. Through its neutral reporting, Iraqi News works to promote democracy, freedom, human rights and business growth in Iraq as a post-war society. Iraqi News promises to put its readers first by providing them with true information about what is really happening in Iraq, the Middle East and beyond.

In a society which is transitioning from authoritarianism to democracy, the media is largely politicized. All political parties in Iraq own at least several media outlets to advance their political goals. The media controlled by political parties, the government or the state are predominantly ideological. They are not there to represent the true image of the society, but rather to represent the image they are interested in showing. In such media, neutrality and objectivity are almost always lost. Thus, the mission of Iraqi News is by no means an easy one. Its aim is not to tell people what to believe, but to allow them to make informed choices through access to unbiased information.

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Iraqi News’ lead translator, Abdelhak is fluent in English, Arabic and French. He has worked as a translator, writer and researcher for 5 years and has advanced degrees in Linguistics & Translation as well as English Literature.

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Ahmed Hussein has been a political correspondent of Iraqi News since 2007, covering the rise of Nouri al-Maliki and downfall of Tariq al-Hashimi under the US troop draw-down.

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Amir Abdallah is the Executive Editor of Iraqi News.

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Amre Sayed Sarhan joined Iraqi News in 2014 as an Arabic, English and Russian translator. Amre has worked for several periodicals ranging from Egypt Petroleum magazine to Alqiyady.com.

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Brian Fox is a writer of culture and politics with a specialty on constitutionalism. His work has appeared in Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law, The Kiev Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The Jerusalem Post, The New York Metro, The Boston Herald, The Providence Journal and The American Thinker.

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Dr. Fadel El-Zubi, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN Representative to Iraq and Senior Programme Coordinator. Iraqi News op-ed contributor.

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As Iraqi News’ crime and security correspondent, Hawar Berwani writes about the victims and perpetrators of crime, policing issues, terrorism and the politics of security in Iraq.

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Ibrahim Khalil is Iraqi News’ business correspondent.

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Layla Mohammed has been investigating, researching and writing columns about breaking news developments on Iraqi politics, foreign affairs and human-interest stories since 2007.

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Mofak Salman Kerküklu was born in Altun Kupri, Iraq and graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, an MSc in Medical Electronics and Physics at London University and an MSc in Computing Science and Information Technology at London South Bank University. He is the author of Brief History of Iraqi Türkmen, Türkmen of Iraq, Türkmen city of Tuz Khormatu, A report into Kurdish Abuse in Türkmeneli and Turkmen Writers, Poets in Erbil and a contributor to various newspapers and websites such as IraqiNews.com.

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Muhammad Hadifar has a PHD in rhetoric and serves as the CEO of Kurdpress.com

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Based in Cairo, Egypt, Nada joined Iraqi News’ team as the Managing Editor in 2014. She is currently involved in the Cairene music & arts scene and aspiring to be an author one day.

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University of Utrecht, Department of Economics, Netherlands.

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Iraqi News sports and variety columnist, Tareq Amin.