Iraq official seeks closure of media outlets for misquoting Ingrid Burke at 11:07 AM ET
[JURIST] Iraqi military spokesperson Major General Qassim Atta said Monday that he is seeking the closure of the Bagdad offices of newspaper Al-Hayat and television network Al-Sharquiya [media websites, in Arabic] after the two media outlets allegedly misquoted him in a story reported last week. Atta said he has sued the the two services for incorrectly reporting [NYT report] that he had ordered the re-arrest of several detainees recently released by American forces. Also Monday, Iraq's National Media Center of the Council of Ministers criticized [AP report] both local and international media for what it said was "inciting public dissent" by positively depicting paramilitary leaders wanted by the government.
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