The media and Iraq: a blood bath for and gross dehumanization of Iraqis

31 December 2007 Daoud Kuttab

While the end of the Saddam Hussein regime has reopened the way for vibrant media activity, the absence of security for members of the media has had a high human cost. The author further argues that there has been no serious attempt by the western or even Arab media to focus on the human side of Iraq. Iraqi civilian death tolls are treated as nothing more than statistics.

About the author

Daoud Kuttab

Is an award-winning Palestinian journalist and a new media activist and entrepreneur. He is currently a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University.