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Sofia Nitti is an Italian video journalist based in Erbil, Iraq Follow her on Twitter: @SofiaNitti

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Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

13 April, 2021

In-depth: Three years after being liberated from IS, Raqqa is still in ruins. But despite funding shortages and security challenges, residents are doing their best to reconstruct a stable life.

Pope Francis and Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani: A groundbreaking dialogue

05 March, 2021

In-depth: There are high hopes in both Iraqi Christian and Shia Muslim communities ahead of Pope Francis' historic meeting with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.

Civilians in the crossfire: Turkey's fight against the PKK

25 February, 2021

In-depth: Turkey has relaunched military operations in northern Iraq to target PKK fighters. Sofia Nitti reports from the autonomous Kurdistan region, where civilians are bearing the brunt of the conflict.

Why activists are still sceptical of Iraq's political elites

18 February, 2021

In-depth: With elections on the horizon, activists and mainstream parties have been discussing possible alliances. But many in Iraq's protest movement fear they will be silenced.

A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

05 January, 2021

In-depth: Iran has promised to avenge Soleimani's killing, but the proliferation of more independent armed militias in Iraq could be an even greater threat to stability.

Iraqi Christians face an uphill battle for survival

30 December, 2020

In-depth: There are hopes that Pope Francis' historic visit could be a turning point for Iraqi Christians, a community ravaged by war and sectarian persecution.

Nowhere to go: Iraq's camp closures leave thousands destitute

19 November, 2020

In-depth: Iraq has announced the closure of IDP camps across the country. With Covid-19 raging, winter approaching and IS still active, the decision couldn't have come at a worse time.

One year on, Iraq's youth rise again

27 October, 2020

A year on from the protest movement that felled the government, young Iraqis are just as angry about the same issues and are rekindling demonstrations with renewed fervour.

The heavy toll of coronavirus on Iraq's displaced

09 October, 2020

The pandemic has exacerbated a mental health crisis for internally displaced people in Iraq.

Fighting fake news in Iraq's battle against Covid-19

24 September, 2020

Conspiracy theories and misinformation have surged in Iraq, where a history of dictatorship, war and political crises have undermined public trust in authority.

Oil price crash plunges Iraqi Kurdistan into crisis

28 May, 2020

A crash in oil prices has plunged Iraqi Kurdistan into economic crisis, with Baghdad's budget cuts adding to the region's financial woes.

Sofia Nitti
Sofia Nitti

Sofia Nitti is an Italian video journalist based in Erbil, Iraq Follow her on Twitter: @SofiaNitti

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