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Iraq suspends 10 satellite TV channels for 'sectarianism'

Iraq suspends 10 satellite TV channels, including Al-Jazeera, for 'promoting violence and sectarianism'

AFP , Sunday 28 Apr 2013

Iraq has suspended the licences of 10 satellite television channels, including Qatar-based Al-Jazeera, for promoting violence and sectarianism, an official at the country's media watchdog said Sunday.

"We took a decision to suspend the licence of some satellite channels that adopted language encouraging violence and sectarianism," Mujahid Abu al-Hail, an official in the Communications and Media Commission, told AFP.

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