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Iraq - Threat to close 47 radio and TV stations, protests against repressive law

Reporters without borders
Read in Arabic / بالعربية Tension between authorities and media have peaked this month with a decision by the Communications and Media Commission (CMC) – still pending implementation – to close 47 radio and TV stations on the grounds they lack official permits, and with demonstrations by journalists calling for the repeal of the Law on Journalists' Rights, which parliament adopted in August 2011 and which is widely regarded as violating the rights it claims to defend. Disturbing decision by panel of (...)

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