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.
Sixteen year-old Noor is from a mixed Sunni-Shiite family from Basra, and is currently living in Damascus. She talks about how the Shiite militias controlled the school she attended – raping and killing girls who didn't abide by their conservative dress code.
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