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New Wave of Arrests and Prison Sentences Against Journalists

marzieh-rasouli2The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - The prominent journalist Marzieh Rasouli was summoned to Evin Prison on July 8, 2014, for the implementation of her sentence of 50 lashes and two years’ imprisonment, she announced on Twitter, even though Rasouli has not yet received confirmation of the initial sentence from the appeals court.

Iranian judicial system: a repression machine against journalists

khamenei-sadegh larijaniReporters Without Borders - The Revolutionary Guard and intelligence agents are running a media repression machine under the Supreme Guide’s command

Filling Prisons with Journalists

newspapersRoozonline - Yet Another Round of Arrests

Tehran poll: 60% believe media has little or no freedom

newspapersAl-Monitor - Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance released the results of a domestic poll of how citizens of Tehran view television and print media. While polls in Iran can be difficult to conduct for a variety of reasons, the findings reflected some negative views toward Iran's domestic media.

Newspaper Closed for Publishing News of IRGC Commander’s Release

newspapersThe International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - The major Iranian daily, Ghanoon, was shut down on May 7, 2014, by judicial authorities who claimed the newspaper published a “false” report about a former Revolutionary Guard.

Iran bans third reformist newspaper

newspapersAFP - Iran's judiciary banned reformist newspaper Ebtekar on Saturday for "spreading lies", ISNA news agency reported, making it the third such publication to be shut down by authorities in recent months.

Minister of Labor Pursuing to Establish a New Body

association-of-prof-iran-journalistsRoozonline - A pro-government website recently announced that the Association of Professional Iranian Journalists will not be reopened. The minister of labor recently spoke about the creation of a professional organization but made no reference to the issue of opening the now-banned body. President Hassan Rouhani had made campaign promises, followed by similar remarks after he took office in 2013, that the APIJ would be reopened, creating enthusiastic optimism among journalists. The minister of Islamic Guidance, whose agency oversees the work of the media, had also made positive statement on a possible reopening without any real measures emerging on this. Now not only is the dream of reopening the popular professional guild not materializing, there is even talk of replacing it.

Seven journalists among those beaten in Iran's Evin Prison

evin-prison3CPJ - At least seven journalists were among those attacked when Iranian guards and intelligence officials raided a section of Tehran's Evin Prison holding political prisoners on Thursday, according to news websites and human rights groups.

Support for European resolution, call for release of 52 journalists

cartoon-arrest-journalistsReporters Without Borders - Reporters Without Borders hails last week’s European Parliament resolution on European strategy towards Iran. For the first time, the European Parliament has displayed a clear desire to take human rights into account in the EU’s relations with Iran.

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