Amnesty International - Journalists and media workers in Iran are yet again targeted for repression as Amnesty International has documented a surge over the last few months in the number of media professionals being arrested and imprisoned for carrying out their journalistic activities. The fresh crackdown appears to be aimed at crushing hopes heralded by promises of change and increased freedoms that followed the election of President Hassan Rouhani.
The Washington Post - The State Department on Monday called for the release of The Washington Post’s Iran correspondent, Jason Rezaian, who was detained last week in Tehran along with his wife and two others for undetermined reasons.
The Washington Post - Three American citizens, including The Washington Post’s correspondent in Iran, appear to have been detained this week in Tehran, U.S. officials and the newspaper said Thursday.
The 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.
Reporters Without Borders - The Revolutionary Guard and intelligence agents are running a media repression machine under the Supreme Guide’s command
Roozonline - Yet Another Round of Arrests
Al-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.
The 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.
AFP - 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
- Seven journalists among those beaten in Iran's Evin Prison
- Support for European resolution, call for release of 52 journalists
- Paper Close to Revolutionary Guards Doctors Ashton Photo to Erase Image of Torture Victim’s Mother
- Critical Speech Lands Journalist-Activist in Jail
- Reformist says Iranian journalists 'defenseless'
- Iran’s Judiciary Closes a New Pro-Government Newspaper
- Attacks on the press
- Culture Minister Asks Judiciary to Provide More Freedom of Expression
- Kayhan’s emphasis on making files and cases against the Iranian immigrants in case of their return
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