Sebastian Meyer, freelance photographer, multimedia journalist and co-founder of Iraq's first and only photo agency called Metrography, said, "Infrastructure here in Iraq is in terrible shape with electricity cuts part of our daily life. For reporters and photographers who need to file their work on time, this can be a serious problem as communication lines often fail. Thuraya's IP+ satellite broadband terminal for Metrography will be a significant help in delivering stories from corners of the country often cut off from electricity and the Internet."
Tina Carr, Director of the Rory Peck Trust, concurred, "Safety and security are of utmost importance for freelance journalists today. We are pleased to partner with Thuraya in providing mobile satellite connectivity to Sebastian to help him in stay connected and support his work in delivering important stories from the region."