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Iraq allows Al-Jazeera to reopen Baghdad bureau

Iraq has given pan-Arab satellite television channel Al-Jazeera permission to reopen its bureau in Baghdad, a government official said on Thursday, more than six years after it was originally banned.

Updated: Mar 03, 2011, 22:11 PM IST

Baghdad: Iraq has given pan-Arab
satellite television channel Al-Jazeera permission to reopen
its bureau in Baghdad, a government official said on Thursday, more
than six years after it was originally banned.

"We agreed with Al-Jazeera to allow them to re-open
their bureau in Baghdad," the official said, speaking on
condition of anonymity.

"No restrictions have been placed on them, only
what applies to all media in Iraq, not to provoke conflict. It
is now a procedural matter as to when they re-open their
bureau."

Baghdad: Iraq has given pan-Arab
satellite television channel Al-Jazeera permission to reopen
its bureau in Baghdad, a government official said on Thursday, more
than six years after it was originally banned.

"We agreed with Al-Jazeera to allow them to re-open
their bureau in Baghdad," the official said, speaking on
condition of anonymity.

"No restrictions have been placed on them, only
what applies to all media in Iraq, not to provoke conflict. It
is now a procedural matter as to when they re-open their
bureau."

The following month, the ban was extended
indefinitely.

PTI