As Iraqis prepare for this weekend’s election, BBC News has launched a daily Iraq Weblog on its site. For two weeks, the site will be publishing a range of accounts from people inside Iraq about their day-to-day lives.
The BBC has set up a page telling readers a little bit about each of the people posting, and is editing posts before publishing.
“Contributors are people who have contacted us, or people in Iraq we have contacted and invited to contribute. The BBC Host in this log is the BBC News website’s Middle East team. The role of the host is to add context and explanation where necessary and point readers to external sites that add to the picture of life in Iraq. This is not a weblog or blog in the pure sense. The log is mediated in that an editor, the BBC Host, will read all posts and the comments they generate before publication.”