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The media in Iraq

Here's an interesting survey about the demographics and opinions of journalists currently working in Iraq. CJR has a good summary; I find their intro paragraph fascinating:

A new survey of twenty-nine Western news outlets with reporters working in Iraq found that over half of them have had at least one member of their Iraqi staff killed or kidnapped over the past year.

And the concluding one:

Finally, for all those who continue to cling to the mistaken impression that journalists hang out at the hotel bar in the Green Zone, there's this: most journalists “are working within a 5 kilometer radius of the Green Zone, but none live inside.”

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