World Digital Library recently posted 215 issues of an early Iraqi newspaper Ṣadá Bābil digitized by the Iraqi National Library and Archives.
v.1-6; nos.4-260 (1909-1914)
"Seda Babel (Echo of Babylon), first published in 1909 in Baghdad, was among Iraq’s earliest newspapers. It appeared weekly on Friday. Until the end of World War I, Iraq was part of the Ottoman Empire and was subject to Ottoman law. In 1908, in line with the liberalizing revolution of the Young Turks, imperial press regulation loosened, allowing Iraq’s intellectuals and writers the freedom to publish newspapers, magazines, and books..."
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