Iraq suspends Reuters licence over report disputing coronavirus figures

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News agency’s licence revoked for three months over report that authorities said violated broadcasting rules

Iraq has suspended the licence of the Reuters news agency after it published a story saying the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country was higher than officially reported.

Iraq’s media regulator said it was revoking Reuters’ licence for three months and fining it 25m dinars ($21,000) for what it said was the agency’s violation of the rules of media broadcasting.

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