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Re: [casi] E-mailing Iraqis?

Dear all,

URUKLINK is up and working. It has been "scrubbed
clean" of all references to Saddam. It has links to
some newspapers, information on prayer times, and some
information on Arabic language and culture. But the
site itself does not offer any information or news on
Iraq of any kind.

The site works much faster than before, perhaps
because it goes directly through satellite and not
through cable to Jordan as was before.

E-mails are also being received from Iraq. The server
works, but there are two problem: the availability of
electricity to houses in Iraq, and the destroyed
telephone exchanges. Some exchanges are operating and
it has been possible at times to phone certain areas
in Baghdad. That includes the numbers starting with
55,555 and 77.. But others are not working. I don't
know if the links to other Iraqi cities are working.

Satellite TV service from Iraq has been closed by
ArabSat. They explain that they only deal with
governments, and the service can only be resumed when
an Iraqi government is established.


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