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Backsliding on Democracy in Iraqi Kurdistan



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Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani rejects a new press law on the grounds that any criticism should be constructive.  That which he decides is not constructive, for example, articles that question the opacity of Barzani’s financial practices, may saddle newspapers, editors, and journalists with large fines.  Under Barzani’s current practice, abuses such as this occur.



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