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Iraq parliament bars media as tension mounts

Iraq’s parliament will bar the media from future sessions and began on Monday by refusing access to reporters and then cutting off television coverage as a debate on mounting sectarian violence became heated. Spokesmen for the government and parliament said it was part of efforts, newly agreed by Iraq’s National Security Council, to stop political leaders contradicting each other in public and prevent media coverage that was deemed to inflame conflicts. Full Story

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