Al Iraqiya

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This article is about an Iraqi television network. For the political party, see Al-Iraqiyya.
Al-Iraqiya
Type Satellite television network
Country  Iraq
Availability International
Owner Iraqi Government
Launch date
2003
Official website
www.imn.iq

Al Iraqiya (Arabic: العراقيّة‎   al-ʿIrāqiyyä) is a satellite and terrestrial public broadcaster and television network in Iraq that was set up after the fall of Saddam Hussein. It is an Arabic language network that serves upwards of 85% of Iraq's population, and is viewed by a significant percentage (about 40%).

The channel began under the name IMN as part of the Iraqi Media Network (or Shabeket al-Elam Iraqi in Arabic) project undertaken. The Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) was the contractor for this Defense Department project.[citation needed]

Included in the programming is the very aggressive Political Actuality program “Burning Issues” that tackles the very sensitive subject of Terrorism in Iraq, hosting both the victims and the arrested/convicted perpetrators.

On May 31, 2006, Ali Jaafar a sports anchorman for Iraqi state television was gunned down in Baghdad.

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Harris Corporation took over the project from SAIC and completed on time and in budget 2 TV channels a national newspaper and radio stations.

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