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IRAQ - Truth and Lies in Baghdad, November 2002

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Soldiers march in the street - Photo credit:  REUTERS/Faleh Kheiber

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Reporter Sam Kiley goes inside Iraq to investigate Saddam Hussein's weapons program, the impact of sanctions on Iraqi civilians, and reports of shocking human rights abuses. FRONTLINE/World reveals what it's like for a journalist trying to gather information in a country hostile to the press.
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A Family Affair: Iraq's Ruling Class -Photo credit: Agence France-Presse


Interview with Sam Kiley: Undercover in Iraq
Investigative Reporter Sam Kiley reveals what it's like trying to gather facts inside an Orwellian state.

The Debate Over U.N. Sanctions
Are sanctions helping to pressure one of the world's outlaw regimes to liberalize or are they driving millions of innocent civilians to starvation and death? Join the conversation.

The Press in Iraq
How can a reporter be honest in a place where criticizing the president is punishable by death?

Related FRONTLINE Reports on the Web
Our partners at FRONTLINE have produced several reports on the Iraqi president, examining what has shaped him, why he has survived so long, and the debate over U.S. policy. Explore "Gunning For Saddam," "The Survival of Saddam," and "Spying on Saddam."

Photo: Iraq's Imam (Faith) Campaign has portrayed Saddam as a good Muslim, boosting his support among ordinary Arabs.
Credit: REUTERS/Faleh Kheiber.

Photo: Undated photo of Saddam Hussein and family in Baghdad.
Credit: Agence France-Presse