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Ha-Dover
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The first newspaper in Iraq was also the first Jewish newspaper in Iraq. Ha-Dover (The Speaker) was printed and published in Baghdad from March 1863 to September 1871. It is the only known Hebrew newspaper to be printed by a lithographic printing press. It also was known as Dover Mesharim (Speaker of Righteousness). Ha-Dover was printed twice a month by its owner and editor Jewish Baghdadi journalist Barukh Moses Mizraḥi. Ha-Dover had a six-month hiatus in 1864 and then another interruption for five months in 1868. These administrative suspensions were ad hoc app…

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Annie Greene, “Ha-Dover”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 16 July 2020
First published online: 2020



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