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Iraq - Maliki government restricts media freedom

Reporters without borders
After Jordan, Egypt bows to pressure and closes anti-Maliki TV stations. Reporters Without Borders deplores the Iraqi government's growing control over the local media and the closure of two Egypt-based Iraqi TV stations, Al-Baghdadiya and Al-Rafidin, as a result of pressure from the Iraqi government. The closure of Al-Baghdadiya and Al-Rafidin, which used Egypt's Nilesat satellite to broadcast to Iraq, was announced by the Egyptian authorities on 18 June. The move came just a couple of (...)

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