Iran

October 12, 2011
Iran frees two of six jailed journalists
Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency says two filmmakers arrested last month over their alleged links to BBC’s Farsi-language service have been released. Fars said Monday that Nasser Saffarian and Mohsen Shahrnaz had been freed, without providing further details. The agency did not say if four other independent filmmakers detained on the same charges — providing the British Broadcasting Corp.... More...
October 10, 2011
Iranian minister of culture considers BBC accusations baseless
Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini considers baseless the accusations of the BBC World Service Director Peter Horrocks that the relatives of staff working for BBC incur pressure from the government in Iran. BBC promoted the colonial policy of Britain, caused a... More...
October 10, 2011
Iranian minister of culture considers BBC accusations baseless
Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini considers baseless the accusations of the BBC World Service Director Peter Horrocks that the relatives of staff working for BBC incur pressure from the government in Iran. BBC promoted the colonial policy of Britain, caused a... More...
September 23, 2011
Iran frees hikers, many journalists remain imprisoned
The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the news that U.S. journalist Shane Bauer and his friend Josh Fattal were released today on US$1 million bail by the Iranian government after two years in Tehran's Evin Prison, according to news reports. "We welcome the news that Bauer and Fattal have... More...
September 19, 2011
Iran arrests 5 people for working for BBC
Iranian state television is reporting that authorities have arrested five people for working for the BBC's Farsi-language service. Monday's report on the channel's website says the group provided the British Broadcasting Corp. with video and negative news reports on Iran. The report did not... More...
September 14, 2011
Iran TV bans shirtless men and "love triangles"
Iran's state television has banned programs featuring provocative love stories or shirtless men in an apparent bow to hard-line Muslim clerics complaining about such scenes in foreign movies, Iranian newspapers reported Tuesday. Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iranian TV and movie productions... More...
September 7, 2011
Iran: Reformist Weekly Banned for Publishing Image of Ahmadinejad
A source close to Shahrvand-e Emrooz (Today’s Citizen) Weekly told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that on 5 September 2011 the publication was banned. According to a letter the publication’s management received, the reason for the ban is cited as Article 6 of the Iranian Press... More...
September 6, 2011
Iran reformist daily banned for two months: report
Iran's press watchdog has slapped a two-month ban on a top reformist daily, Rouzegar (Times), for anti-regime "propaganda" and publishing "state secrets," the Tehran prosecutor's office said on Monday. "Rouzegar newspaper has been banned for two months" starting the same day, ISNA news agency... More...
August 31, 2011
Iran frees 100 political prisoners
Iran has pardoned 100 political prisoners in an attempt to appease the country's opposition and reduce tensions seven months before parliamentary elections. Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, ordered the release from jail of a number of prisoners recommended to him by the head of... More...
August 23, 2011
Iran Sentences U.S. Journalist and Enviromentalis to Eight Years in Prison
Freelance journalist Shane Bauer and environmentalist Josh Fattal have been sentenced to eight years in an Iranian prison for trumped-up charges of espionage and illegal entry into the country. The men were arrested two years ago while hiking near the poorly defined border... More...
July 18, 2011
Iranian actor arrested en route to women's World Cup
A popular Iranian actor and outspoken supporter of the country's opposition movement has been arrested in Tehran after attempting to travel to Germany to take part in coverage of the women's World Cup. Pegah Ahangarani, 27, was scheduled to go to Germany to participate in TV programmes about the... More...
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