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The Iraq National Library

Dr Saad Eskander, director of the Iraq National Library and Archive (INLA), discusses the political and ideological role the INLA played under the former dictatorial regime, the imposition of censorship, the role that libraries, archives and museums can play at a time of a national crisis (post-April 2003), and the INLA's current resistance to the imposition of any form of cultural censorship by the present government. Under his leadership the INLA has been rebuilt and he can proudly say 'It never closed' in spite of the situation in Baghdad.


Dr. Saad Eskander | talks


Date and Time:

4 February 2010 at 6:30 pm


1 hour



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