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Paydesk has 47 researchers in Iraq. Our researchers, usually professionally trained journalists, can perform: competitive analysis, economic analysis, industry and sector analysis as well as background research.

Our top researchers in Iraq are Dyveke Undertun Aarhus and Halan Akoiy.

Use our researcher directory to find a member to work for you.

We have researchers in Al Diwaniyah, Baghdad, Basrah, Dihok, Duhok, Erbil, Halabja, Mosul, Sulaymaniyah, Zakho and السليمانية.

Researchers in Iraq



Dyveke Undertun Aarhus

Baghdad, Iraq
I'm a Norwegian journalist, based in Baghdad, Iraq, with broad knowledge on subjects within the country. Past experience in Iraq, West Bank and Ukraine, where I've been writing an photographing.
Languages
English Norwegian
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories Content Writing
+7
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Science & Environment
+11

Halan Akoiy

Baghdad, Iraq
I'm a journalist based in Erbil, Iraq. I have covered the IS war with hundreds of International news agencies since 2016. 
I have also worked on producing many ducomentaries for VOA, France1, ARTE, BBC...etc
Languages
Arabic English Persian (Farsi)
+3
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Vox Pop Documentaries
+6
Skills
Finance Politics Natural Disasters
+7

Saif Al-Hiali

Baghdad, Iraq
Saif Al-Hiali is a journalist based in Baghdad, Iraq.
Languages
Arabic English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering Feature Stories
+6
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+6
Book

Azhar Al-Rubaie

Basrah, Iraq
Azhar Al-Rubaie has worked as a journalist in Iraq since 2014. In 2018 he did a series of articles in many topics, including  Politics, health, society, wars, militias ,human rights and LGBTQ rights. His is featured in the Arab Weekly, VICE news, Al-Jazeera, DW, Raseef 22, Washington Institute for Read moreNear East Policy, The National, Middle East Eye,  Lorientlejour, Asia Times, and many others.
Languages
Arabic English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop News Gathering
+7
Skills
Politics Science & Environment Arts & Books
+10

Amjed Alharbi

Al Diwaniyah, Iraq
Amjed Alharbi is a journalist based in Nasiriyah, Iraq.

With a more than 13-year old career in journalism, I can confidently introduce myself as a seasoned photojournalist that you can rely on for any Iraq-related coverage.
Languages
Arabic English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Documentaries Feature Stories
+4
Skills
Business Finance Current Affairs
+11

Ammar Ali

Baghdad, Iraq
With a more than 13-year old career in journalism, I can confidently introduce myself as a seasoned journalist that you can rely on for any Iraq-related coverage.
Languages
Arabic English
Services
Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast) Photography Fixing
+2
Skills
Business Politics Technology
+13

Manhal Allkallak

Mosul, Iraq
Manhal Al-Kallak 
Address: Iraq- Mosul city

I have been working since 2003 in the field of media and journalism. I have been traveling in a number of local and Arabic channels since I started working. I started with Al-Iraqiya TV, where I ran many stories, reports, and programs with my Read morecolleagues, then I stopped working at Al-Iraqiya TV because of the threats by Al-Qaida that were active in Mosul city. They were Killing the journalists. so he killed many of them and I have been working since 2003 in the field of media and journalism. I have been traveling in a number of local and Arabic channels since I started working. I started with Al-Iraqiya TV, where I ran many stories, reports, and programs with my colleagues, then I stopped working at Al-Iraqiya TV because of the threats by Al-Qaida that were active in Mosul city. They were Killing the journalists. They killed many of them and after 6 months I forced to move to Baghdad city and lived in suburban for more protection and worked at satellite Baghdad television in 2009. My position was photographer, editor for videos and producer for programs.
In 2010 I return to Mosul and work in Al-Baghdadiya channel until the control of the ISIS occupation in Mosul. 
Then ISIS members arrested me and held me for a month. At the same time, I was tortured physically an psychologically.
After release, I left the city and run away with my family to the Kurdistan region. There I got a job as a reporter at Associated Press. All my work focused on the areas controlled by ISIS, especially Mosul city. 
 At the moment I work as a multimedia correspondent from the Middle East Broadcasting Network
 As I did a large number of stories and I still see in myself the ability to do more of the work that dictated to my organization, which I try to get a place of respect and provide all that is within the ethics of the profession sincerely
The following links are examples of stories that I have prepared and filmed it
Languages
Arabic English
Services
Vox Pop Photography Video Rushes
+4
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+25

Ali Arkady

Baghdad, Iraq
Ali Arkardy is a photographer and photojournalist from Khanaqin, Iraq, located in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq near the Iranian border. A gradate of the Fine Arts Institution in Khanaqin, Ali has been working as a photographer since 2006 and currently is focusing on photo stories about Iraqis Read moreinjured and disabled during war. He is mentored by VII photographer

Ali’s photographs have been published in international and Iraq media and shown in more than a dozen exhibits in Iraq, Dubai, Georgia, and Germany. 2012 my story about a wounded soldier, the first prize on Iraq, and published in the cnn website and 2013 worked Subject for gettyimages abut 10 years after the U.S. invasion of Baghdad, His photo essay, “Daily Labor of Sulaimanyah, Iraq” appeared at the 2012 Festival for Georgia and was featured on the CNN International and PhotoAid web sites. In 2011, he was the bronze medial recipient at the Annual Festival in Hamburg, sponsored by the Arab Union of Photographers in Europe. 2014 was chosen in Noon-Nikon Masterclasss

Ali also is a photography and an assistant media training instructor with Metrography’s Training Centre, located in Sulaimanyah, Iraq. In addition to editorial work, Ali completes corporate and commercial photography and videography assignments for international and national companies and NGOs and relief organizations, such as the United Nations, UNHCR, Mercy Corps, IREX, and International Relief Development (IRD).

He is a member of the Federation of Iraq Photographers; Federation of Germany; and Organization Photographers, Iraq.
Languages
Arabic English Kurdish
Services
Photography
Book

Mohammed Azad Majeed

Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
Mohammed Azad majeed is a Vdeo journalist based in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq.
studied geology science from university of sulaimaneih 2013
worked with Waarmedia 5 years , Videography and Video Editor
work with goethe institute iraq by freelance ,Videographer and Video editor
worked for reuters by Read morefreelance ,Video Producer and Videographer
work for VOA kurdish service by freelance , Videographer and Video Editor
Languages
English Kurdish
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+8
Skills
Breaking News Fact Checking

Zilemo Aziz

Erbil, Iraq
I am a producer in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, with a Bachelor degree in Journalism obtained in the Netherlands. I have a broad network and I am a perfectionist. Available for broadcast and print media.
Languages
English Kurdish Dutch
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering Feature Stories
+7
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Fact Checking

Mohammad Ben Hussein

Baghdad, Iraq
Award winning international Journalist, Senior communication expert. Worked with Thomson Reuters (TV producer), CNNArabic (Editor),  the EU (Communication Expert), UN (Journalist), the Jordan Times (Senior political journalist), the Italian News Agency (Foreign correspondent). Filmmaker, podcast Read moreproduction and brand managment.
Contributed to the Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, The Jordan Times, Emirates Today, Global Integrity, Globe and Mail among others.
Languages
Arabic English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries News Gathering
+6
Skills
Politics War Reporter Media Training
+6

Shawn Carrié

Baghdad, Iraq
Shawn Carrié is a features reporter working in the Middle East since 2014, when he covered Operation Protective Edge in Israel and the Gaza Strip. He has since covered migration in Europe, politics in Turkey, culture in Iraq, and civil strife in America using photography, investigation and data Read morejournalism. Shawn speaks English, Arabic and French and is certified in Hostile Environments & First-Aid Training (HEFAT).
Languages
Arabic English French
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+10
Skills
Politics War Reporter Cultural
+2

Abdullah Dhiaa Al-Deen

Baghdad, Iraq
Abdullah Dhiaa Al-deen is a journalist based in Baghdad, Iraq.
Languages
Arabic English
Services
Feature Stories Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast) Photography
+1
Skills
Investigative Reporting Social Cultural
+2

William Dunlop

Baghdad, Iraq
William Dunlop is a journalist based in Baghdad, Iraq.
Languages
English
Book

Osie Greenway

Erbil, Iraq
Osie Greenway is a photo and video journalist based in Erbil, Iraq.
Languages
English
Services
Risk Analysis Fact Checking
Skills
War Reporter Fact Checking

Ali Hashem

Baghdad, Iraq
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Graduated from Baghdad college of Fine arts, Cinema and television department. I have two short films prepared by me as directing, scenario and editing.I have made lots of short breaks, editing multi short films, directing varied programs and documentaries, actor in multiple short films and Read moreshort breaks. Professional in DSLR cameras,

 Director of “hiwar khass” political program,by the presenter “ Saadoon Muhsin Damad” for Al-Hurra Iraq. Promotions for the programs of Al-Hurra Iraq. Director and editor of “ Dewan Al-Arab “ program for Al-Araby channel. Manager of editing department in      “Beladi“ channel. Worked as director and editor for Al-Hikma company. Worked as director and editor for “Baghdad media city” Worked as director and editor for multiple channels. Multi-media reporter. 
SOFTWARE

PREMIERE
PHOTOSHOP
ILLUSTRATOR
AFTER EFFECTS
Languages
Arabic English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries Research
+5
Skills
Film & Theatre Fact Checking

Majd Helobi

Erbil, Iraq
Majd Helobi is a Fixer based in Erbil, Iraq.
Good at Building and developing networks
I work as a specialist in the Middle East. Acts of violence and phenomena of civil wars raging in the region (ISIS and the extremist and non-extremist Islamic groups) where I have language skills that help to Read moretransmit information and cooperate with journalists, researchers, and writers from all over the world.  my work is focused on organizing logistical issues (coordination) and everything the journalist needs from the latest information to exclusive photos, and news.
I work on migration studies, human migration flows, and the development of methods by human smugglers and their causes and effects.  methods found throughout the Middle East to Europe and sometimes internal migration
I work in Iraq, Kurdistan, Yemen, and Libya. Syria. Lebanon
During my years of experience, I have developed working skills in managing projects and organizations and even presenting war crimes investigations as well as classic broad political analysis, and to this day my strong and continuous logistical role allows me to solve complex cases. It is difficult for a normal person to solve.
 self-control and controlling emotions, anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior
Languages
Arabic English Kurdish
Services
Fixing Journalism
Skills
Politics War Reporter Investigative Reporting
+3

Owen Holdaway

Erbil, Iraq
Owen Holdaway is a seasoned freelance journalist with over 15 years of experience in the field, currently based in the Middle East. His work has been featured across a range of prominent media outlets including the BBC, Al Jazeera, ABC Australia, Fairfax Media, Network Ten, CBS, The Sun, The Daily Read moreMail, and France24, among others. With a focus on conflict zones, Owen has dedicated the past five years to reporting on the battle against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, including the intense nine-month campaign to liberate Mosul and the fall of ISIS's de facto capital, Raqqa.

As a war reporter for The Sun, Owen has become known for his in-depth coverage of the ISIS conflict in Iraq. His reporting has not only shed light on military operations but also on the human stories emerging from the conflict, such as the formation of the all-female Yazidi battalion 'Sun Girls', who took a stand against ISIS atrocities. He has also brought international attention to the tragic consequences of terrorism, exemplified by his coverage of the ISIS suicide bombing in a Baghdad shopping center that claimed over 250 lives.

Currently stationed in Beirut, Lebanon, Owen is equipped with his own video and audio capturing gear, as well as the editing skills and software necessary to produce high-quality reports from the field. His commitment to journalism is evident in his survival of a sniper attack in Mosul, where a colleague was shot but miraculously saved by a GoPro camera. Examples of Owen's impactful work, which continues to highlight the resilience of communities amidst war and terror, can be found on his personal website.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+12
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+5

Diyar Jamal

Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
I am an experienced media professional with over 15 years of experience in television reporting and documentary production. I have worked with numerous local and international news outlets, covering a wide range of topics from politics to entertainment. My work has been recognized with several Read moreawards, including the [I won the first year of the Iraqi Human Rights Competition] and [I have an award for best reporter in war-torn areas in].
Languages
Kurdish
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
Skills
Politics

Harez Jamal

السليمانية, Iraq
News editor, international correspondent · 2013 to present · As Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
Languages
English
Services
Fixing
Skills
Sports

Ammar Karim

Baghdad, Iraq
Journalist working with (AFP) AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE , covering Iraq since 2003 .. Email: ****** ****** ammarkarimina@gmail.com
Languages
Arabic English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Fixing Live Reporting
+1
Skills
War Reporter Fact Checking

Alexander Kharkov

Mosul, Iraq
Alexander Kharkov is a journalist based in Mosul, Nineveh Governorate, Iraq.
Languages
Arabic English Russian
Services
News Gathering Feature Stories Photography
+2
Skills
Politics War Reporter Fact Checking

Adam Lucente

Erbil, Iraq
Multimedia journalist based in Erbil covering Iraq and Syria.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Fact Checking
Skills
War Reporter Fact Checking

Mahmood M.Amin

Halabja, Iraq
Mahmood ahmed m.amin, producer, director, and report preparation expert. More than seven years of experience working for the media. I am ready to work in the form of contracts and parts in Kurdistan region and surrounding
Languages
English Kurdish
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+5
Skills
Politics Arts & Books Film & Theatre
+5

Campbell Macdiarmid

Erbil, Iraq
Freelance journalist interested in conflict and international law; the Middle East and Africa. Currently based in Iraqi Kurdistan covering ISIS conflict, IDP and refugee crisis, energy news. Bylines in Daily Telegraph, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, Maclean's magazine, National Post, The Daily Beast, Read moreSydney Morning Herald, Dallas Morning News, New Zealand Herald, International Business Times, Middle East Eye, IRIN, TRUST.org and others.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+11
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+1
Book
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