MEMP preserves Baghdad newspapers

al-Ghad March 15, 2004

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Judy Alspach -

The Middle East Materials Project (MEMP) has microfilmed several Iraqi newspapers published in Baghdad after the 2003 invasion.  The newspapers were collected by the Library of Congress Field Office in Cairo.  In the months following the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, a flood of new newspaper titles hit the Iraqi streets, published by various political parties and institutions such as the Organization for Fayli Kurds, the Political Prisoners’ Organization, the Democratic Reform Party, etc. The titles included in this project provide a snapshot of the transformations and transitions taking place in Iraq at the time. Many of the titles have since ceased publication.

In addition to this first set of Baghdad newspaper titles, MEMP has approved another set of similar titles to be microfilmed later this year.

Titles already microfilmed, with the dates of MEMP holdings, include:

al-Amal al-Islami  Nov. 2003 - July 2004

al-Diwan  Apr. - May 2004

al-Ghad Jan. 2004 - Jan. 2005

Hamrin  Jan. - Mar. 2004

al-Hiwar  Dec. 2003 - Jan. 2004, Aug. 2005

al-Islah  Mar. 2004 - July 2005

al-Istiqamah  Dec. 2003 - Dec. 2008

al-Mada  Jan. 2004 - Aug. 2009

al-Manar  Dec. 2003 - Apr. 2004

al-Manar al-Yawm  Mar. 2004 - Feb. 2007

Nida al-Watan  Mar. 2004 - May 2005

al-Qarar   Apr. 2004 - Oct. 2005

al-Rayah al-Iraqiyah  Jan. - May 2004

al-Sa'ah  Dec. 2003 - Oct. 2005

al-Shira  Dec. 2003 - Nov. 2004

al-Siyasi  Jan. - Mar. 2004

al-Tali'ah   Jan. - Mar. 2004, Dec. 2005

al-Tayyar  Feb. - Mar. 2004

al-Wifaq al-Islami  June - Sept. 2004



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