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Al Iraqiya is a satellite and terrestrial public broadcaster and television network in Iraq that was set up after the fall of Sadaam Hussein. It is an Arabic language network that serves upwards of 85% of Iraq's population, and is viewed by a significant percentage. The channel began under the name IMN as part of the Iraqi Media Network project undertaken. The Science Applications International Corporation was the contractor for this Defense Department project. Included in the programming is the very aggressive Political Actuality program “Burning Issues” that tackles the very sensitive subject of Terrorism in Iraq, hosting both the victims and the arrested/convicted perpetrators. On May 31, 2006, Ali Jaafar a sports anchorman for Iraqi state television was gunned down in Baghdad. (via Freebase)