Media Mouse has launched a new section of the site called Iraq Watch. Iraq Watch is a weekly news update providing a synopsis of news in Iraq, with a major focus being stories ignored by the corporate media. In addition to placing the updates online, Media Mouse plans to send them to local corporate media outlets as a way of improving the local media’s dismal coverage of Iraq.
On a related note, the UN has announced their choice for Iraq’s first post-Saddam Prime Minister, Iyad Allawi. According to NPR, Allawi has a history of corruption and is a member of Chalabi’s Iraqi National Congress.