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25/7/06 
Electronic Iraq 25/7/06 - 6,000 Deaths in two months | Longley film | Much More!
  

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Art, Music & Culture
IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS: JAMES LONGLEY’S PRODUCTION NOTES
James Longley, Electronic Iraq (17 July 2006)

Iraq In Fragments illuminates post-war Iraq in three acts, building a vivid picture of a country pulled in different directions by religion and ethnicity. Filmed in cinema verité style, the film powerfully explores the lives of ordinary Iraqis: people whose thoughts, beliefs, aspirations, and concerns are at once personal and illustrative of larger issues in Iraq today. James Longley’s production notes.

electroniciraq.net/news/2432.shtml

Action & Activism
LABOR AND PEACE ACTIVISTS SHOULD UNITE IN SUPPORT OF THE COURAGEOUS IRAQ SOUTHERN OIL WORKERS STRIKE Kathlyn Stone, Electronic Iraq (23 July 2006)

“An organization little known outside of Iraq has presented an opportunity to galvanize labor, peace and human rights activists here and abroad in a major show of solidarity with the people living in the U.S. occupied country: The Iraq Freedom Congress (IFC) is mobilizing workers in Iraq to strike.” Kathlyn Stone urges solidarity with IFC.

electroniciraq.net/news/2438.shtml

News & Analysis
TORTURE OF DETAINEES IS COMMONPLACE, SAYS RIGHTS GROUP
Report, IRIN (24 July 2006)

The Iraqi government has called for an investigation after New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on Sunday that US military personnel regularly torture and abuse Iraqi detainees under interrogation.

electroniciraq.net/news/2436.shtml

News & Analysis
6,000 CIVILIAN DEATHS IN TWO MONTHS – UNAMI
Report, IRIN (21 July 2006)

The Iraqi government says it is worried aboutincreasing sectarian violence in the country, following statistics released by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) stating that nearly 6,000 civilians were killed in May and June alone.

electroniciraq.net/news/2437.shtml

News & Analysis
ARABIC-KURDISH LANGUAGE DIVIDE IN IRAQ
Hind al-Saffar, IWPR (20 July 2006)

Iraqi Kurdistan has had semi-autonomy from the central Iraqi government since 1991, when Kurds won control of the three northern provinces after decades of oppression. Fifteen years later, a communication gap exists, as the Arab majority in Iraq doesn’t speak Kurdish and few Kurds – particularly the younger generation – speak Arabic. While Arabic and Kurdish are the official languages of Iraq, few Iraqis speak both.

electroniciraq.net/news/2435.shtml

The Media
A VOICE FROM THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE ON EARTH
Fritzroy A. Sterling , Inter Press Service (19 July 2006)

For IPS and those closely associated with slain reporter Alaa Hassan, Jun. 28 was a day unlike any other – for the first time since the beginning of the war in Iraq, IPS lost a reporter in the line of duty. Seventy percent of the 75 reporters killed in Iraq since the March 2003 U.S.-led invasion have been Iraqi, Frank Smyth, the Washington representative of the Committee to Protect Journalists, recently told IPS. However, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) puts that number higher. In a statement condemning Hassan’s killing, IFJ said the total number of journalists killed in Iraq, including Hassan, since the start of the war is 131.

electroniciraq.net/news/2434.shtml
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