Fanack Home / Iraq / Society, Media & Culture

Society, Media & Culture of Iraq

Statue of Saddam Hussein torn down after the Coalition Forces' invasion of Baghdad in 2003, Photo HH

Statue of Saddam Hussein torn down after the Coalition Forces’ invasion of Baghdad in 2003, Photo HHOver the past forty years Iraq has been the scene of dictatorial rule, large-scale internal political violence, and warfare. Iraqi society has been turned upside down, where continuity and slow change had previously predominated, as they had elsewhere in the region.

Further Reading

s in other developing countries, there is a huge gap between the city and the countryside in Iraq. City-dwellers and villagers live, literally and figuratively, in different worlds. For example, in the cities, Islamic law and prac...
After the end of Saddam Hussein’s reign in 2003, and the fall of the Baath party, the Iraqi media environment was rapidly opened up under American occupation. By 2004, over 200 newspapers had begun publishing, in addition to aro...
In the 20th century the growing urban middle class became increasingly affluent, as Iraq's oil wealth grew dramatically. From the early decades until the end of the 1980s, Iraq's entertainment industry boomed. This occurred not on...

© Copyright Notice

Please contact us in case of omissions concerning copyright-protected work. The acquired copyright protected images used on/as featured image of this page are: ©Hollandse Hoogte | ©Hollandse Hoogte



"The heritage of knowledge is more valuable than gold."
Yahya ibn Abi Kathir (769-848)

We are a Dutch not for profit organisation (NGO), financed solely by individuals who share our belief in the importance of publishing and disseminating reliable, unbiased information on the Middle East & North Africa region. To represent the voice of the region’s people, we carefully echo the region’s heartbeat by offering fact-checked and therefore credible information.

Your support is greatly appreciated and helpful!