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government decree, radio receivers, dailies, daily newspapers, television sets

In 2000 Iraq had 29 telephone mainlines in use for every 1,000 inhabitants. There were 229 radio receivers and 83 television sets in use for every 1,000 people in 1997. A government decree of 1967 closed all privately owned daily newspapers. The country had 4 dailies in 1996; ath-Thawra, issued by the ruling Baath Party, is one of the country’s largest Arabic newspapers, with a circulation of 250,000. The government controls all radio and television broadcasting.



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