Press Freedom in Iraq

From Holden:

There is none:

Iraq’s interim government has ordered Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television network to close its Baghdad office for one month.

“This decision was taken to protect the people of Iraq and the interests of Iraq,” Interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi’s told a news conference Saturday.


Jihad Ballout, the network’s spokesman, told The Associated Press that Al-Jazeera was not given a reason for the closure.