NYTimes.com has launched Baghdad Bureau, a blog looking at stories about daily life in Baghdad outside the Green Zone.
The new blog is a collaboration between reporters, photographers and western and Iraqi staff that live in the Iraqi capital outside the Green Zone and will focus on the daily challenges, like travel and checkpoints, which confront the city’s inhabitants.
It will attempt to tell these stories using text, slideshows and videos from the staff, as well as posts and videos submitted by Iraqi readers.
The blog will also invite Iraqis to write about their personal journeys, such as their decisions to stay or leave the country and the feeling of running into the aftermath of a car bomb explosion.
It will also feature a forum to answer questions on issues about Iraq.