Iraqi newspaper, al-Jamhuriyya VS internet in 1997

When the internet was eventually introduced in the region in the 1990s, primarily as an aid to commercial and economic development, many were sceptical.

One Iraqi newspaper, al-Jamhuriyya, in 1997 went as far as denouncing it as “an American means to enter every house in the world … and the end of civilisations, cultures, interest and ethics”.

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