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Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Media Offices Shut Down

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Click to expand Image The NRT headquarters in Sulaymaniyah, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The Kurdistan Regional Government shut down NRT’s other offices in Erbil and Dohuk on August 19, 2020 following its coverage of anti-government protests. © 2020 SHWAN MOHAMMED/AFP via Getty Images (Beirut) – Kurdish authorities have unlawfully closed two offices of a private media outlet, NRT, for over a month, apparently for covering protests and for broadcasts critical of the ruling party, Human Rights Watch said today. The Kurdish authorities had no court order and only imposed the shutdown…

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