This is an interesting online documentary series by a group called Chat the Planet. The series follows a group of young Iraqis as they deal with life in a war-torn country. It certainly demonstrates one of the many positive effects of new media, as camera equipment continues to become cheaper and more accessible.

In this video titled 'Liberation,' several Iraqi young men offer comments on democracy and liberty. They don't feel in any way that they have been liberated and view US forces as occupiers. One of the young men makes the comment that if he were liberated he could 'do and say what he wants, but he is afraid to say anything.' It's interesting to me that he is saying that HE IS AFRAID to speak out publicly in a video that is internationally distributed online.

These videos are a good alternative to the stats and figures that become increasingly hard to comprehend as this war goes on.