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List of notable or famous journalists from Iraq, with bios and photos, including the top journalists born in Iraq and even some popular journalists who immigrated to Iraq. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Iraqi journalists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These journalists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known journalist from Iraq is included when available.

This list contains people like Atwar Bahjat and Alia Mamdouh.

This historic journalists from Iraq list can help answer the questions "Who are some Iraqi journalists of note?" and "Who are the most famous journalists from Iraq?" These prominent journalists of Iraq may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Iraqi journalists.

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Alaa Abdulkareem Fartusi


Alaa Abdulkareem Fartusi was an Iraqi journalist for al-Furat, a Shiite-backed satellite news station. ...more

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Age: Died at 30 (1978-2008)

Profession: Journalist


Alia Mamdouh also spelled Aliyah Mamduh is an Iraqi novelist, author and journalist living in exile in Paris, France. She won the 2004 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature for her novel The Loved Ones. She is most known for her book Naphtalene, as it was widely acclaimed and translated. After ...more

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Age: 73

Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq

Profession: Journalist, Writer

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Atwar Bahjat was an Iraqi journalist. Initially a reporter for Iraq's state-controlled television under Saddam Hussein, Bahjat became a reporter for al-Jazeera and later a popular television correspondent for al-Arabiya following the US invasion of Iraq. On 22 February 2006, Bahjat was abducted, ...more

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Age: Died at 30 (1976-2006)

Birthplace: Samarra, Iraq

Profession: Journalist, Presenter

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Fadhil Al Azzawi is an Iraqi writer highly respected in the Arab world, as he has published seven volumes of poetry, six novels, three books of criticism and memoir, and several translations of German literary works. He participated in Iraq's avant-garde Sixties Generation, and his early ...more

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Age: 77

Birthplace: Kirkuk, Iraq

Profession: Journalist, Writer

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