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About Iraqi News

Iraq’s first independent digital news service


Iraq’s first independent digital news service

Founded in 2000, Iraqi News is a private English-language online newspaper that covers a range of Iraqi issues, including security, business, politics, 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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Meet the Team

Elwy El-manzalawy joined Iraqi News as a senior translator and correspondent in 2017. He holds a Bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Arts, Helwan University, Mass Communication Department and worked as a translator and editor at the Egyptian Gazette, El-Badil, Dotmsr, Mubasher and Xinhua News Agency.
Elwy El-manzalawy
Senior translator and correspondent
Loaa Adel
Senior translator and correspondent
Mohamed Mostafa
Senior translator and correspondent
Nehal Mostafa
Senior translator and correspondent
Dr. Fadel El-Zubi, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN Representative to Iraq and Senior Programme Coordinator. Iraqi News op-ed contributor.
Fadel Elzubi
Contributor
Mofak Salman
Contributor
Manish Rai
Manish Rai
Geopolitical Analyst
Abdelhak Mamoun
Senior translator
Amre Sarhan
Translator
Muhammad Hadifar
Contributor
Dalia Fadel
Translator
Rebean al-Silefanee
Contributor
Amir Abdallah
Executive editor
Nada Ahmed
Managing Editor
Brian Fox
Contributor
Ahmed Hussein
Political Correspondent
Hawar Berwani
Security correspondent
Ibrahim Khalil
Business correspondent
Layla Mohammed
Senior correspondent
Tareq Amin
Sports correspondent


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