Iraq’s media regulator bans two major Kurdish TV channels over inciting hatred, violence

Iraq’s media regulator has issued a ban on two major Kurdish television channels, namely Rudaw and Kurdistan 24, accusing the two networks of “inciting hatred and violence”, as the semi-autonomous Kurdish region continues to suffer from the fallout of the last month’s contentious referendum on independence from the Arab country. The Baghdad-based Communication and Media Commission […]

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Iraq’s media regulator bans two major Kurdish TV channels over inciting hatred, violence

Iraq’s media regulator has issued a ban on two major Kurdish television channels, namely Rudaw and Kurdistan 24, accusing the two networks of “inciting hatred and violence”, as the semi-autonomous Kurdish region continues to suffer from the fallout of the last month’s contentious referendum on independence from the Arab country. The Baghdad-based Communication and Media Commission […]

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Russian Senate prepares blacklist of US-based media outlets — including the CNN

American news network CNN may face restrictions in Russia. (File image) The Russian Senate has prepared a list of US-based media outlets — including the CNN — that could be subjected to restrictions in Russia in response to measures against Russian media operating in America. The Russian Federation Council Committee on State Sovereignty prepared a blacklist […]

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Amnesty International censures Israel’s plan to shut down Al Jazeera operations in Jerusalem al-Quds

An employee of the Qatar-based news network and TV channel Al Jazeera works at the channel’s office in Jerusalem al-Quds on August 7, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Amnesty International has denounced as “a brazen attack on media freedom,” the Tel Aviv regime’s decision to close the offices of Qatar’s pan-Arab broadcaster Al Jazeera in Jerusalem […]

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Israel to close Qatar’s pan-Arab broadcaster Al Jazeera offices in Jerusalem al-Quds after similar move by Saudi Arabia and its allies

An employee of the Qatar-based news network and TV channel Al Jazeera is seen at the channel’s office in Jerusalem al-Quds on July 31, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Israel plans to shut down Qatar’s pan-Arab broadcaster Al Jazeera’s office in Jerusalem al-Quds and revoke the media credentials of its journalists following a similar move by Saudi […]

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US President Donald Trump censures CNN’s ‘phony stories’ as 3 are dismissed over Russia story

CNN logo (File photo) US President Donald Trump has decried “phony stories” by American television news channel CNN in the aftermath of the dismissal of three employees over a news story about an investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election. “Wow, CNN had to retract big story on ‘Russia,’ with 3 employees […]

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American television news channel CNN imposing new rules on Russia stories, leaked email shows

Screenshot of an email by CNNMoney executive editor Rich Barbieri, obtained by BuzzFeed, about stories on Russia American television news channel CNN is apparently imposing new rules on stories “involving” Russia following removal of a news item about alleged ties between an ally of US President Donald Trump and the Kremlin from its website. CNNMoney […]

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Press TV releases statement over death of cameraman Habibollah Hosseinzadeh

PressTV’s late cameraman Habibollah Hosseinzadeh Press TV has released an official statement offering condolences to the family  of its cameraman Habibollah Hosseinzadeh, who was killed last week in a terrorist attack in Afghanistan. In the Monday-released statement, Press TV stressed that Hosseinzadeh’s death would not by any means weaken its serious resolve and commitment to […]

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