Radiozamaneh - The trial for the shut down of Shargh daily newspaper and Setareh Sobh magazine will take place on Sunday February 1, IRNA reports.
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.
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.
iranhumanrights.org - 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.
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.
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."
RFE/RL - The Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ) has presented its annual Press Freedom Award to four journalists, including a Russian and Iranian.
al-monitor.com - 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.
PayvandNews - 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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- New Wave of Arrests and Prison Sentences Against Journalists
- Iranian judicial system: a repression machine against journalists
- Filling Prisons with Journalists
- Tehran poll: 60% believe media has little or no freedom
- Newspaper Closed for Publishing News of IRGC Commander’s Release
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