Iraq / 2015

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Chasing ghosts: Tracking Iraq's missing journalists in Islamic State stranglehold of Mosul

October 22, 2015 3:24 PM ET

Amar hasn't left his house in five days. Every evening he fears a knock on the door will bring militants who have been searching for him. He hasn't earned a salary in more than a year and relies on a few trusted neighbors to bring him food....

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In Iraq, Islamic State exacts heavy toll on journalists and their families

April 13, 2015 3:41 PM ET

The militant group Islamic State swept through Iraq last summer, taking over city after city and leaving a wave of destruction of a scale only just being discovered. Even now it is difficult to understand how much damage was inflicted, including on the Iraqi journalist community, where rumors of...

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Video: Bob Simon recounts 1991 capture in Iraq

February 20, 2015 1:10 PM ET

When I heard the news last week that Bob Simon had died, I immediately thought back to an interview I had done with him in 2010. It was at an event called the "Courage Forum.," an ideas festival which took place the Museum of Modern Art hosted in New...

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Fight for justice in Kurdistan as suspect in journalist's murder is exonerated

January 22, 2015 6:36 PM ET

The family of Kawa Garmyane, a journalist shot dead in Kurdistan in December 2013, has vowed to continue the fight for justice after Mahmoud Sangawi, a military commander charged with ordering the killing, was exonerated on Sunday by a court in Kalar. The court also upheld the death penalty handed...

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