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For Immediate Release
February 11, 2004

Most Iraqis Have Access to TV
Iraq Fact of the Day

A recent Quality of Life Survey determined that most Iraqis have access to print and broadcast media, including newspapers, radio, TV and the Internet. This access to information will support the development of democracy in Iraq. Television is the most accessible to Iraqis, with access for 67.3 percent of the population in the non-Kurdish North and 79.6 percent in South Central Iraq. The 100 question survey was administered by the Iraq Center for Research and Strategic Studies with international partners, and the results are based on 7,410 anonymous responses from 18 cities. Today, freedom of information is particularly important to Iraqis, because of the total media monopoly by Saddam Hussein's regime.

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development.

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