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Twenty Interviews and Five Conversations with "High Value Detainee # 1" in 2004

After Freedom of Information Act requests were made by the independent NGO, The National Security Archive, transcripts of 20 formal interviews and at least 5 "casual conversations" the FBI held with Saddam Hussein are made available, held after his capture by U.S. troops in December 2003. Interesting stuff.

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Newspaper To Be Sued For Printing MP’s Comments, Radio Station Raided
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The Journalistic Freedoms Observatory in Iraq has two new reports which show just a few of the challenges Iraqi news organizations face. The incidents that are featured in the JFO reports came less than a week after World Press Freedom Day, when journalists, their unions, and some government officials gathered to address the rights of the Iraqi journalist.

After intended arrests of Trade Ministry officials, and even a shootout between its guards and government security forces over corruption charges, Al-Mashriq newspaper printed quotes from four MPs, who accused...
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The Committe to Protect Journalists Sends a Letter to KRG Leadership
The Committee to Protect Journalists (www.cpj.org) has just sent a letter to the KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, expressing concern over several press violations in Iraq Kurdistan. While CPJ executive director Joel Simon acknowledges “some steps” the KRG has made to improve press freedom, the letter is very clear about deficiencies which...
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