Cellphones in Iraq
“Cellphones have long been considered status symbols in developing countries, Iraq included. But in an environment [like Iraq] where hanging out is potentially life threatening, cellphones are also a window into dreams and terrors, the macabre local sense of humor and Iraqis’ resilience amid the swells of violence”, writes Damien Cave in The New York Times.

Cellphones also provide “one of the country’s only safe forms of teenage self-expression.”

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