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Iraq

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Iraq

Iraq

Iraq

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Eric Weiner reports from Baghdad that it's not just food and medicine that are scarce in Iraq these days, but information to nourish the mind. Magazines and newspapers from abroad are either blocked by the U-N embargo, or banned by the government...or, when smuggled to the street markets, too expensive for people to afford. The result is that Iraqis are more dependent than ever on Saddam Hussein's propaganda machine for their view of the world.