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Iranian Journalists Alarmed As Media Legislation Resurfaces

 

RFL/RE - Critics say proposed new legislation in Iran would mean an end to any form of independent journalism in the Islamic republic while playing into the hands of the country's security organs and hard-line conservative judiciary, who would like to see even tighter state control of the media.

Iran Sentences Prominent Journalist to 3 Years in Prison

Image result for sentence to jailABC - The lawyer of prominent Iranian journalist says a court has sentenced his client to three years in prison on charges of insulting authorities and spreading propaganda against the ruling system.

Reformist Newspaper Editor’s Prison Sentence Reduced on Appeal

mazandarani700Iranhumanrights,org - Ehsan Mazandarani has been reduced to two years on appeal, his brother-in-law Sam Hosseini told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Iran destroys 100,000 'depraving' satellite dishes

aljazeera - Authorities say the banned satellite dishes are morally damaging, despite high-level calls for reform of the law.

Iranian Daily Targeted Over Article Critical Of Tehran Detention Facility

The daily Ghanoon (file photo)RFL/RE - An Iranian newspaper is facing legal action over an article critical of detention conditions at a penitentiary facility in Tehran, with a senior prosecutor blaming such writings for public feelings of "hopelessness."

Iranian Journalists Face Growing Threats and Intimidation by Authorities

017798450_30300Iranhumanrights.org - Tactics Meant to Sow Fear among Independent Journalists in Wake of Reformists' Parliamentary Election Gains.

Iran's Intelligence Ministry officials are increasingly harassing and threatening independent journalists in an apparent move to dissuade them from feeling emboldened by reformist and centrist candidates' gains in the county's recent Parliamentary elections.

Iran: Flawed Convictions for Journalists

Image result for iran freedom of pressHRW - An Iranian court convicted three journalists and a family member of another journalist on April 25, 2016 on vague national security charges. The four, along with a fifth journalist, have been detained since November, 2015. The authorities should quash their convictions and release them.

Sentences issued for journalists accused of “enemy infiltration”

Journalists-e1449057240621Radiozamaneh - Four of the Iranian journalists arrested by the Revolutionary Guards and accused of being "elements of enemy infiltration" have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from five to 10 years.

Online broadcaster said to have been arrested in Iran

Sabri HassanpourRadiozamaneh - Sabri Hassanpour, the executive and host of the online network "Simay-e Rahayi" (Vision of Liberation), has reportedly been arrested in Iran.

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