ABOUT IRAQI REFUGEE STORIES
Jennifer Utz (www.jennyjo.com) is a videojournalist who has been covering the Iraqi refugee crisis since the fall of 2006. She was one of the first US-based journalists to highlight the extent of the crisis. Her first report aired on Democracy Now in February 2007. Subsequent reports aired on ABC World News Tonight, France 24, and Current TV.
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ABOUT IRAQI REFUGEE STORIES



Jennifer Utz (www.jennyjo.com) is a videojournalist who has been covering the Iraqi refugee crisis since the fall of 2006. She was one of the first US-based journalists to highlight the extent of the crisis. Her first report aired on Democracy Now in February 2007. Subsequent reports aired on ABC World News Tonight, France 24, and Current TV.

She has spent a collective eight months embedded with Iraqi refugees in the Middle East.

Jennifer is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post:

> From Baghdad to Brooklyn: My Journey With an Iraqi Refugee
> Iraqi Refugees to Government's Return Offer: "No, thanks"
> Religious Minorities Under Siege in Iraq
> Beyond Arab Stereotypes: Diary from Damascus

She is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.

> jen [AT] iraqirefugeestories [DOT] org

The idea behind Iraqi Refugee Stories emerged from an interest in creating an intimate oral history of the refugees displaced from Iraq, who currently number more than 5 million.

In the interest of allowing Iraqis to have a voice, this site welcomes stories from Iraqis and from those who have worked closely with them. Personal stories are preferred in any format: text, video, audio, or accompanied by photographs.

Be aware that there may be security considerations for those who have fled, so please do not include identifying details except where permission is obtained (we may also decide to change names or withhold certain details). Submissions may be edited for clarity or brevity. Please survey the site for a sense of the format.

Site Contributors:
Mollie Riegger
Camille Almada
Ahmad M.
Mohamed A. H.
Brian Griffey
JoAnn Utz
T.Roll