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Honor Killings on the Rise in Iraq

Honor Killings in Iraq are apparently on the rise and worth a look for a photo-led essay. Listen to Anne Garrels chilling NPR radio report on practice here. There is also this article from Human Rights Watch. It also links to other HRW reports. This country report from the US Department of State. It notes that there is, or was, a safe house in located within the International Zone supported by some NGOs. Could be a worthy start for any investigation into the practice. The BBC also has a nice piece on Women and Islam, including a discussion with two experts on the issues. And to be enlightened and disturbed, take a look at the responses to Salon's own Honor Killing article. Also, here is a list of press contacts for HRW:

AJR on Iraq Dangers

The American Journalism Review's Sherry Ricchiardi has posted a good article on the risks to journalists working in Iraq, noting that more journalists have been killed there than during the entire Vietnam War. Here's the lede: The desert sun was ablaze late that Sunday afternoon as the veteran Reuters cameraman finished his assignment. He packed up his equipment and climbed into a car outside the notorious Abu Ghraib prison on the outskirts of Baghdad.

Poll

Which Photo Agency Is Hardest To Deal With? (Please use the comment section to address some of the issues you see.)
Getty
29%
Corbis
7%
Sipa
5%
Blackstar
4%
WireImage
6%
Panos
1%
Agency VU
2%
Lookat Photos
4%
VII
6%
Magnum
11%
Aurora
1%
Gamma
5%
WPN
5%
Zuma Press
8%
Polaris
5%
Total votes: 690
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