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Syria - Jordanian police close Iraqi opposition TV station, arrest staff

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns a raid by police yesterday on Al-Abasiya, an Iraqi opposition TV station based in the Jordanian capital. It ended with the suspension of broadcasting, the arrest of all 14 employees present and closure of the station, which is critical of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki. “We have often reported that Nouri Al-Maliki gags the media in Iraq but it seems he is not content with that and now wants to silence critical media based outside his country,” (...)

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