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Judiciary reiterates ban on reporting about former Iranian president

Radiozamaneh - The spokesman for the Iranian judiciary stressed once more that the media is not to report on former president, Mohammad Khatami, a senior reformist figure, as he is officially under a media ban by order of the judiciary.

Journalists association wary of government interference

Radiozamaneh - The Association of Iranian Journalists has issued a statement warning against efforts by the Ministry of Labour to establish a larger, all-encompassing organization to replace the existing association.

Iran bans weekly for criticizing government 'concessions' in nuclear talks: ISNA

Iran bans weekly for criticizing government 'concessions' in nuclear talks: ISNAReuters - Iran has shut down a hardline conservative weekly for criticizing the government's nuclear negotiations with six major powers aimed at ending a decade-old standoff, the Students News Agency ISNA reported on Monday.

Iranian writers welcome decline of censorship

al-monitor - When Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faced off with his primary opponent, Mir-Hossein Mousavi, in a heated televised debate in 2008, the unyielding leader conceded at least one point. When Mousavi criticized the state for its arbitrary book censorship under Ahmadinejad, the president responded, "Yes, I agree with you on that. I have written to the culture minister and warned him about this."

Court to hear case against two media outlets

Radiozamaneh - The trial for the shut down of Shargh daily newspaper and Setareh Sobh magazine will take place on Sunday February 1, IRNA reports.

Weekly publication closed after printing MP’s letter

Radiozamaneh - The Setareh Sobh weekly has been shut down by order of the Culture and Media Court for publishing Ali Motahari's letter to the Head of the Judiciary demanding action on the house arrest of opposition leaders.

Iranian MPs Move to Permanently Ban Journalists Connected to Shuttered Publications

PayvandNews - A few days after the Iranian Judiciary ordered the reformist Mardom-e Emrooz newspaper banned, ultra conservative members of the Iranian Parliament are working on legislation to permanently ban journalists who have worked for reformist publications that were shut down by the authorities. The measure is meant to ensure that such journalists will not resurface and continue their work in another publication.

Iranian Judiciary Shuts Down Newspaper for Publishing “I am Charlie Too” Quote - Two days after the conservative Iranian newspaper Kayhan demanded judicial authorities close down reformist newspaper Mardom-e Emrooz, which was only in operation for only 16 days, the newspaper was shut down by orders from Branch 2 of Media Court of the Iranian Judiciary for publishing "I'm Charlie" on its front page.

Iranian Journalists Stopped From Showing Solidarity With Paris Victims

Cartoonist and editor Stephane Charbonnier, known as Charb, was killed in the attack.RFL/RE - Security forces in Tehran have prevented a gathering of Iranian journalists who were attempting to stage a demonstration to show solidarity with the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris.

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