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Al Jazeera Media Network's Baghdad bureau banned

Al Jazeera Media Network's Baghdad bureau banned

India blooms News Service | | 28 Apr 2016, 02:02 pm
Baghdad, Apr 28 (IBNS) Iraqi government has shut down the bureau of Al Jazeera Media Network in Baghdad.

The  Iraqi Communications and Media Commission also banned journalists of the network from reporting int he Asian nation.

In a letter to Al Jazeera  as the networks website reported, the CMC said it was withdrawing the licence that allowed Al Jazeera to operate in Iraq due to "violations of the official codes of conduct and broadcasting rules and regulations".

The network said it was shocked by the decision.

"Al Jazeera is committed to its editorial principles in the coverage of current affairs in Iraq. It abides by its code of ethics in its coverage and programming, and by the highest global standards of professionalism, and has been doing so since its launch," Al Jazeera said in a statement.