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Media Workers warn of “Death of Independent Journalism”

By Zahra Alipour for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. “Working as a professional journalist is subject to obtaining a journalist’s license from the Media Governance Organization [MGO] of the Islamic Republic of Iran.” This sentence is part of Article 52 of the [MGO] Bill, […]

Two Journalists Imprisoned since August: IFJ

From the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Two Iranian journalists have been imprisoned since August on charges of “acting against national security”. The IFJ joined its affiliate the Association of Iranian Journalists (AoIJ) in condemning their […]

Iran Still Ranking Poorly for Press Freedom

By John Lee. Iran has risen four places in the World Press Freedom Index for 2017, but is still ranked just 165th out of 180 countries. The result puts Iran ahead of such countries as Saudi Arabia and Yemen, but behind Iraq and Libya. First place went to Norway, with North Korea coming last. Reporters […]

Rouhani Govt Criticizes IRGC Arrests of Journalists

By Arash Karami, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Members of President Hassan Rouhani’s Cabinet have publicly criticized the recent arrests of Reformist journalists and online activists on the threshold of a presidential election. “From the beginning, the administration has been opposed to […]

Two journalists Arrested in Iran

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Iranian authorities to immediately release two reformist journalists arrested in recent days, and stop jailing the media for doing their work. At the time of his arrest, pro-government media described Sadra Mohaqeq, the editor of the reformist newspaper Shargh Daily, as an “infiltrator.” Security forces detained […]

Is BBC Persian Meddling in Iranian Elections?

By a correspondent in Tehran, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Is BBC Persian Meddling in Iranian Elections? In the coming days, Iran will be holding elections for its Assembly of Experts, and as such, every side is maneuvering to gain as many […]

Video: Washington Post’s Jason Rezaian Convicted

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Judicial spokesman says the Iranian-American journalist accused of spying, can appeal undisclosed verdict. The Washington Post’s Tehran bureau chief has been held for more than 400 days, on accusations of spying. Al Jazeera’s […]