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Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan

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NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a wave of press freedom violations in northern Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region, where at least 10 journalists have been arrested while covering peaceful protests during the past week, one has been placed in pre-trial detention and a regional TV channel, NRT TV, has again been banned. Detained journalists must be freed at once, RSF said. Covering anti-government protests is becoming increasingly difficult in Iraqi Kurdistan.

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