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Iraq: Media regulator bars news agency

Media regulator the Communications and Media Commission has suspended Reuters’ licence to operate for three months and fined the news agency ID25m ($21,000) in response to a story it ran on 2 April which said the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country was far higher than the 772 cases officially reported. Reuters said it stood by the story, which claimed the true figure was in the thousands.

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