Iraqi Bloggers | Thoughtful Selections
Iraqi Bloggers
  • ahlanwasahlan. "Greetings from Baghdad"
  • Baghdad Burning, by Riverbend. "I'm female, Iraqi and 24. I survived the war. That's all you need to know. It's all that matters these days anyway. "
  • A Baghdad Girl, by Raghda Zaid.
  • A Family in Baghdad, "mother: fayza, sons: raed, khaled and majed writing down their dairies. Father: azzam is not interested."
  • G In Baghdad. [Inactive].
  • Hammorabi, by Dr. Hassan, an Iraqi exptatriate living in the UK.
  • Healing Iraq, Daily news and comments on the situation in post Saddam Iraq by Zeyad, a 24-year-old dentist in Baghdad.
  • hnk's blog " I am a girl, I am 15 years old ,I have 2 sisters, Najma is one of them , I have great father, he is a doctor and agreat mother, she is an engineer. we live in mosulĀ a city in the north of Iraq."
  • The Iraqi Agora. "An assembly of Iraqis inside and outside of Iraq..."
  • Iraq At a Glance, by AYS. "Stories and news from Iraq after the liberation."
  • Iraq The Model. "New points of view about the future of Iraq."
  • Iraq Today. "The independant voice of Iraq. Newspaper blog.
  • Ishtar talking, blogging from Basra.
  • Is Something Burning?, recipies by Iraqi blogger Riverbend.
  • Live from Dallas, by an Iraqi expatriate.
  • Iraq4ever, by Ferid in Bagdhdad.
  • The Messopotamian, by Alaa. "to bring one more Iraqi voice of the silent majority to the attention of the world."
  • Raed In The Middle. "Lost between East and West."
  • Road of a Nation, by Sarmad.
  • A Star from Mosul, by Najma Abdullah.
  • Sun of Iraq, by Alasmary.
  • Where is Raed ?, by Salaam Pax.
  • Zena, a 13 year old in Baghdad.

  • Deeds, by John Gault. Chronicling "the rebuilding and democratization of Iraq in the 21st century by the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) and the United States and its Allies working with the Iraqi people."
  • Baghdad Skies

U.S. Military Bloggers in Iraq

Additional Resources

  • Coalition Provisional Authority
  • IraqNet Information Network
  • Operation Give Operation Give was founded as a not-for-profit corporation in answer to a call from a soldier stationed in Iraq, known affectionately as Chief Wiggles. His request? To send toys and other goods to help the children he encountered every day in Iraq. Operation Give is grass-roots, non-partisan, volunteer-driven, and non-political. All we want to do is help children of Iraq in their recovery from years of depredation, and make the world a better place.
Why Iraqi Blogs Matter

A letter from Zeyed in Iraq to Jeff Jarvis of BuzzMachine:

. . . The reason I'm writing is that you have convinced me of the importance of introducing weblogs to Iraqis. I'm sure most people here have never even heard of weblogs. I myself discovered them only a few days before the war. I mainly followed Salam, G, turningtables and Riverbend's blogs, but I have been also discovering more and more of them. And I've been pointing them out to people here, and you will be surprised of the number of bright and intelligent young people in Iraq who are willing to start their own blogs and express their ideas and opinions freely, especially that they have nothing to fear from doing so any more.

I don't expect America alone to do everything for us while we just sit and criticize. I want to be part of it, I want to participate, to contribute, to do anything for my country and the world. Some people may consider this as being a 'collaborator with infidel zionist occupying forces'. If trying to build your country and helping others do so makes you that, then I can proudly say out loud 'Yes, I am a collaborator!'.

Internet is still new to most Iraqis, very few people had it before the war, according to SCIS which was the state owned ISP the percentage of Iraqis using the Internet was 0.001 percent of the population, and they were intent on keeping it that way.

But now things are different, Internet cafes are all over Baghdad, there are nine of them in my block alone, and someone estimated them at 300 in Baghdad now, and there are more opening daily, but sadly only a few who still have the privilege of functioning telephone lines have Internet accounts at home....

. . . tens of millions of Arabs are still living under totalitarian regimes similar to Saddam's. I was dissapointed to find very few weblogs by Arab people dealing with political and social issues in the Arab and Islamic world. I have always been concerned about our voice not reaching the rest of the world. Sadly a very large majority in the west still see us as people living in tents, dressed with turbans and robes, riding camels and cursing the 'infidel' west. This is a myth, and the reason Arab people aren't building bridges with the west is because they are so hopeless about their future under their oppressing regimes and their Islamic mullahs who both wish to keep it that way, so they can go on plundering our money and laughing at our chins while warning us of the grave fate that Allah has prepared for us if we don't do it their way. I'm sick of all of that.

Despite what you see in the Arab world from people bashing the American 'occupation' of Iraq, the truth is that they all desire the same in their hearts and minds, because deep inside they all know that they have all been occupied for years by their own regimes. And they are yearning for their freedom. Most of what you see is really Arab regimes speaking, not the people. They know their time has come and that their days are numbered. THEY are the real terrorists. . . .

Our voice will be heard at last.