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Story of Life Project – a storytelling and transparency reporting

Story of Life Project a storytelling and transparency reporting project Internally displaced persons, or IDPs, are one of the most vulnerable people due to armed conflict,generalized violence, or human rights violations, and other challenges. Unlike refugees, IDPs have not crossed an international border to find sanctuary but have remained inside their home countries. Baghdad...
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The Daily Beast | Iraq’s Internet Blockade Doesn’t Touch ISIS Sites

Iraq’s Internet Blockade Doesn’t Touch ISIS Sites Baghdad is restricting access to all kinds of websites—except ones affiliated with the Islamic extremists taking over the country. Why? The Iraqi government says it’s concerned that militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) are using social media as part of their attempted...
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Report | Monitoring Information Controls in Iraq in reaction to ISIS Insurgency

June 20, 2014 In this report, we document the results of network measurement tests we ran to determine how the Internet is being filtered in Iraq in reaction to ongoing insurgency in the country. The results identify 20 unique URLs that are blocked on three Iraq-based Internet Service Providers. These websites include social media...
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Iraq’s Kill Switch

Reem AlMasri If you are in Baghdad right now, and do not use VPN, you have probably been denied access to all of these sites: Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, in addition to other mobile applications, such as Tango, Wechat, and Instagram. If you are, however, residing in any of these governorates: Ninawa, Anbar, Saleh...
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Report from Iraqi Network for Social Media about blocking the Internet in Iraq

    Report from Iraqi Network for Social Media about blocking the Internet in Iraq   On June 13, at exactly ten o’clock in the morning, Internet Service Providers and telecommunication companies in Iraq started unexpectedly blocking various social media websites without any prior notice to its users.   The ISPs added a message...
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