Iraq Indymedia Site Launched

Activists and journalists in Iraq and volunteers in Bristol, UK,
have established Iraq?s first Indy Media website,, as
?a publishing forum for grassroots media activity in Iraq, Baghdad,
and other cities for anyone who wants to participate.? The site can
be read in English and Arabic. Al Muajaha?s newspaper, the
Iraqi Witness, is expected to be published from Baghdad
with no ties to U.S.-sponsored media. One author on the Iraq
website states, ?Individuals from Bristol are flying out to Iraq as
we speak, to show support and to help the people out there, and
more are likely to travel over in the next weeks and months,
including an ambulance with medical supplies. Respect to the
bravery of everyone involved.? The Independent Media Center is a
network of collectively run websites, the first of which was
established in Seattle to provide grassroots, eyewitness news
coverage of the World Trade Organization protests in 1999. Other
cities in the United States followed suit, and today there are
Indymedia websites in many countries worldwide.
?Anne Geske

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