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Janat Mohammed hard at work on a living room ensemble.
Janat Mohammed hard at work on a living room ensemble.
Janat Mohammed hard at work on a living room ensemble.
Powerful Tools:

Meeting Diwaniya’s Only Female Furniture Maker

Manar al-Zubaidi
In Iraq, working on furniture is typically a man’s job. But one independent woman in Diwaniya is reupholstering and sandpapering her way through that wooden ceiling.
Environmental Issues:

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Lone Water Keeper

Maaz Farhan
Iraqi Kurdistan could have a serious water problem by 2025, authorities say. One Sulaymaniyah man is using his skills as an artist and video maker to highlight pollution in local waterways.
Social Media Justice:

Iraqi Tribes Take Law Into Own Hands, Make Facebook Trolls Pay

Mohammed al-Zaidi
Rants and harassment on Facebook have led to violence in real life in Iraq. Now southern tribes are meting out large fines to social media users who make inappropriate comments.
Tuning Out The Clerics:

Iraq’s Secular Youth Flock To New Show - On A Religious Channel

Ibrahim Saleh
A five-minute show on the mostly-religious Al Furat cable channel in Iraq is surprisingly popular with Iraq’s non-political contemporary youth, who say they prefer not to watch clerics all day.
كرار نوشي كرار نوشي كرار نوشي
Baghdad After ISIS:

Murder Of A Young Iraqi Actor Sparks Concerns About Freedoms For All

Mustafa Habib
Looking unusual in often-conservative Iraq has never been safe. This week, one fashionable man paid for it with his life. Baghdad locals fear it is just the beginning of the end for personal freedoms.
سارة تستخدم الوجوه ايضا في فنها
Next Stop, Hollywood:
The Young Iraqi Woman Making Monsters Real
1.12.2016  |  Society
شعائر محرم في خانقين  (photo: دشتي علي )
‘City Of Peace + Love’:
How The Northern City Of Khanaquin Got Its Nickname
17.11.2016  |  Society
سجاد الساعدي
Grand Software Designs:
Meet The Young Iraqi Behind ‘The Better Facebook’
1.11.2016  |  Society
A crowded market in Mosul in 1932. (photo: الموسوعة الحرة)
Letter To My Hometown:
Will You Return To Mosul One Day, If Peace Prevails?
13.10.2016  |  Society
 (photo: Sara al-Qaher)
Figurative Works:
The Young Baghdad Artist Who Paints On Bugs
6.10.2016  |  Society
From L to R: Jalal Talabani, Massoud Barzani, Nawshirwan Mustafa
Ailing Health Sector
Kurdish Leaders Seek Medical Treatment Abroad
15.09.2016  |  Society
Pharmacy in Sulaymaniyah (photo: Ismail Othman)
Contraband in Kurdistan
Smuggling Medicine ‘More Lucrative than Arms and Oil’
15.09.2016  |  Society
Gulen schools students in Sulaymaniyah (photo: الفيسبوك )
Granting Turkey’s Request
Iraqi Kurdistan Takes Over Gulen Movement Schools
8.09.2016  |  Society
One of Baghdad's many food trucks hard at work.
Meals On Wheels:
Food Trucks All The Fashion In Baghdad
29.08.2016  |  Society
سولاف اثناء العمل (photo: موكريان كاوه )
Job Opportunities:
The Syrian Refugees Who Became Media Stars in Iraq
25.08.2016  |  Society
Guns, Bombs + Wolves:
A Road Trip With The Hunters Of Maysan
17.08.2016  |  Society