Sunday, Feb 01st

Last update:02:27:17 AM GMT


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.

Tensions, Slogans During Speech By Hard-Line 'Kayhan' Editor

PayvandNews - Iranian students holding handwritten signs in green - the color of the opposition movement -- chanted in protest during a speech by Hossein Shariatmadari, the editor of the ultra-hard-line daily "Kayhan."

Russia, Iranian Journalists Among CPJ Award Winners

newspapersRFE/RL - The Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ) has presented its annual Press Freedom Award to four journalists, including a Russian and Iranian.

Iran-Iraq War off-limits to historians in Iran - The eight-year war (1980-1988) was in many ways a unique event in Iranian history. One of its most important aspects was probably the massive participation of the Iranian people, from all the different regions of the country and levels of society.

Iranian Journalists to Rouhani: Stop Lying

rohani2PayvandNews - In a letter to President Hassan Rouhani, 135 Iranian reporters, editors and media workers from inside and outside Iran urged the president not to insult them by lying about the persecution of journalists in Iran.

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