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Black December for media in Kurdistan

Reporters Without Borders states:

It all started with a series of attacks on massage salons and shops selling alcohol in Zakho (a city on the northern border with sizeable religious and ethnic minorities) after Friday prayers on 2 December. That night, buildings belonging to the opposition Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) in Zakho were set on fire.

According to the latest tally:

* Five media premises were torched, ransacked or otherwise targeted
* Twelve journalists were illegally arrested or jailed
* There were more than 15 physical attacks on journalists.

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