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Journalist banished to exile after completing prison term

Ahmad Zeidabadi (left)Radiozamaneh - Ahmad Zeidabadi, a jailed Iranian journalist who reached the end of his prison term on Thursday May 21, was immediately transferred to Gonabad to serve out the exile portion of his sentence.

Iranian cartoonist could face years in prison for image depicting politicians as monkeys

washingtonpost - On Tuesday, Atena Farghadani is due to go on trial in Iran. If found guilty of the crimes she is alleged to have committed, the 28-year-old could face years in prison.

Censorship issues raised at Tehran book fair

Al-monitor - Book censorship has a long history in Iran. Its first official form began in 1884 under a set of rules written by Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar, king of Persia from 1848 to 1896, but the state of censorship has ebbed and flowed since then, depending on the strength of the central government. Book censorship has become a hot topic once again with the speech of President Hassan Rouhani at the 28th Tehran International Book Fair.

'Why Nations Fail' Among Works Seized At Tehran Book Fair


PayvandNews - Several books have already been confiscated from one of Iran's largest cultural events, the annual Tehran International Book Fair, which kicked off last week.

Watchdog Says Press Freedom At Lowest Point In 10 Years

RFL/RE - Freedom House says restrictive new laws and violence against journalists resulted in a global decline of press freedom during 2014, bringing the world's press freedom to its lowest point in more than 10 years.

Watchdog Says Press Freedom At Lowest Point In 10 Years

RFL/RE - Freedom House says restrictive new laws and violence against journalists resulted in a global decline of press freedom during 2014, bringing the world's press freedom to its lowest point in more than 10 years.

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.

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