Social Media Martyrs

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Reporter Sahar Zand and Director Katie Arnold are in Iraq to meet its new social media stars.

Huge nationwide protests against corruption have been making headlines, but these young millennials are taking on power in a different way, by celebrating beauty, fashion and rap. They’ve got millions of followers, but, as Unreported World finds out, fame can have deadly consequences.

“A refreshing look at influencer culture." - The Guardian

“Even in our globally connected modern world, the simple expression of personal freedoms can get you killed.” - The Times

See the full episode below.

More videos available on the Unreported World Youtube Channel.


First Broadcast

November 22, 2019



Producer/ Director:

Katie Arnold


Sahar Zand


Toby Farrell

Series Editor:

Sue Turton

Executive Producer:

Eamonn Matthews


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