• Iraq's Displaced People Need Information, Not Only Food, Water and Shelter, says Report

    Women with a group of children in a shelter
    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    (Erbil, Iraq, 17 September 2014) - A new report released today by a consortium of UN agencies, NGOs and media development organisations highlights the importance of access to information for Iraqi communities and their ability to cope with the current humanitarian crisis.  

    "Communicating with, and providing information to, people affected by the crisis are two of the most important elements of humanitarian response," Kevin Kennedy, Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq, said.

  • Iraq's Displaced People Need Information, Not Only Food, Water and Shelter, says Report

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    A new report released by a consortium of UN agencies and NGOs, including Internews, highlights the importance of access to information for Iraqi communities and their ability to cope with the current humanitarian crisis.  

    According to the United Nations, 1.8 million Iraqis have been displaced across the country due to the violent advances of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In addition, there are 216,000 registered Syrian refugees in Iraq.

  • New Interactive Map Reveals Iraq’s Oil Infrastructure

    Monday, June 17, 2013

    Journalists and others keen to understand Iraq’s oil industry have a new tool at their disposal: an interactive map showing the locations of oil pipelines, refineries, tanker terminals, gas fields, oil wells and oil fields around the country. The map, created under Internews’ Covering Energy project in Iraq, marks the first time this data has been publicly available in one place.

  • Covering Energy in Iraq

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    Two new videos, one in English and one in Arabic, describe the history of oil development in Iraq. The videos were produced by Internews' Covering Energy project in Iraq, which was designed to raise energy literacy across the Iraqi media, create and embed a core of specialist energy reporters, and help the media and civil society fulfill their vital role in assisting positive moves by the government towards greater transparency and accountability in the industry and promote a more active role for citizens in the development of their country.

  • Iraqi Journalists Closely Examine Oil Industry

    A journalist stands in front of a power plant
    Thursday, September 20, 2012

    The oil industry is critical to Iraq’s future, accounting for almost 95% of the government’s revenues. Yet much of the public – and Iraq’s media – don’t have a strong understanding of the complex issues surrounding the international oil industry.

    Through a mentorship program organized by Internews, a select group of local journalists now have long-term access to international mentors with strong backgrounds in energy reporting.

  • "Beat" Reporters Cover the Energy Industry in Iraq

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011

    Internews’ Covering Energy project in Iraq aims to enhance government accountability in the critically important oil industry through “beat journalism,” where a cadre of reporters will build expertise in coverage of the sector. Ultimately the project will raise awareness of the energy industry and add a level of accountability to the sector.