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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.

If No Journalists Jailed in Iran, Why Did You Promise Their Release? - The Iranian president's short but strange answer to Christian Amanpour's question has unleashed a wave of criticism against him. One of Rouhani's main slogans during his presidential campaign was the release of journalists and political prisoner.

Iranian Women's Monthly Under Pressure From Hard-Liners

shahia-sherkatRFE/RL - A newly launched women's monthly run by a prominent female editor has irked Iranian hard-liners, who have accused her of promoting "obsolete" feminist views and ideas that are un-Islamic.

Jailed for being a journalist

cartoon-arrest-journalistsAmnesty 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.

State Department urges Iran to release Washington Post correspondent

jason-rezaian-and-wife2The 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.

Post reporter, other journalists appear to have been detained in Iran

jason-rezaianThe 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.

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