Iraqi govt joins YouTube

2009-11-25 22:26

kalahari.com

  • The Google Story
    Read and find out all about Inside the hottest business, media and technology success of our time Now R157.00
    buy now

Washington - The Iraqi government launched an official YouTube channel on Wednesday, joining the White House, Britain's Royal Family, the Pope and others on the Google-owned video-sharing site.

The YouTube channel was unveiled at the end of a visit to Baghdad by Google chief executive Eric Schmidt, who also announced plans by the internet giant to begin digitizing artefacts and documents from Iraq's National Museum.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki inaugurated the new channel, located at youtube.com/iraqigov, with a message saying it would allow his government to showcase its achievements to the world.

"The world has not seen what the Iraqi government has been able to achieve in regard to security, economy, politics and building a federal democratic system," Maliki said.

"The government sees in this video technology an opportunity to show our achievements."

In a YouTube video, Schmidt said the channel will allow viewers to "discover even more what's great about Iraq, this new country that's being built, the resurgence of a new society and the amazing things they have in store."

- SAPA
Read more on:    google  |  you tube  |  nuri al-maliki  |  eric schmidt
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 

Inside News24

 
/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Camping gear!

We’ve got all your camping must have’s right here at mind blowing low prices. Check them out now!

Herbex – buy 3 & get 1 free!

Fat burn packs, appetite control chewies, stretch mark cream and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now.

30% off Jinger Jack handbags

Spice up your wardrobe and save 30% on stylish Jinger Jack handbags. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Buy 3 books & pay for 2

The cheapest of the 3 books will be free. Offer valid while stocks last. T&Cs apply. Shop now!

Deal of the week!

Hisense 40” Full HD LED Television now R3999. Offer valid while stocks last. Buy now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Today is a good day to network and share your ideas and thoughts with your colleagues and friends. Information overload is...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.