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Investors Iraq News
01-05-2017, 10:00 AM
By John Lee.
Iraq, along with India, has the most government shutdowns of the internet.
According to a report from the Brookings Institution, Iraqi authorities shut down the country’s internet on 22 separate occasions between 1st July 2015 and 30th June 2016, at an estimated economic cost of $209 million.
Iraq was taken offline (http://www.iraq-businessnews.com/2016/05/17/iraq-shuts-down-internet-to-stop-exam-cheats/) in an attempt to prevent cheating in national exams.
The full report can be downloaded here. (https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/intenet-shutdowns-v-3.pdf)
(Source: Brookings Institution)
(Picture credit: Tasnim, under Creative Commons (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) licence)


Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. (http://www.iraq-businessnews.com/2017/01/05/govt-internet-shutdowns-cost-iraq-209m/)

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