RSF urges Iraq to reopen Al Jazeera’s Baghdad bureau

May 10, 2016 / By MWC News Paris-based group wants order that led to closure of office rescinded on “grounds of media pluralism and media freedom”. Reporters Without Borders, the international organisation which promotes and defends freedom of information and freedom of the press, has called on Iraq to revoke its decision of suspending Al Jazeera’s licence that resulted in…

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Iraqis welcome return of ‘Asharq Al-Awsat’ to newsstands

Political and media figures criticize media crackdown by Maliki government 22 October 2014 / By Afrah Shawqi Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Political and media figures welcomed the return of Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper to Iraq’s newsstands on Tuesday after a 10 month absence. A Baghdad newsstand owner, Abu Zaina, said he was happy to see the return of…