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Fasting Muslims in Iran and other countries numbering in millions took to the streets on Friday to hold anti-Israel rallies, in a display of support for the cause of the oppressed people of Palestine, but the huge rallies did not receive the international coverage they deserved.
Two Iranian media crew covering anti-government protests in Paris have been heavily injured by the police and taken to hospital.
Russia’s Ambassador to Tehran Levan Jagarian says the Persian Service of the BBC is blatantly meddling in Iran’s internal affairs.
The BBC was one of the few media outlets which did not at all cover nationwide rallies in Iran on February 11, marking the anniversary of the victory of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution.
The governor of Golpayegan, a city in central Iran, was dismissed on Wednesday after a video of him shouting at and threatening a reporter went viral in Iranian social media.
The BBC’s Persian TV service has adopted a dual policy regarding the extremists in Syria these days. The TV channel’s double-standard policy is so funny that every day it picks a new name for these people based on the benefits they bring for the Royal family of the UK.
A criminal court in Kuwait has sentenced a Kuwaiti journalist and activist to five years in prison for ‘publishing insulting pieces against Saudi Arabia.’
A psychologist says the publication of positive news can improve people’s morale, and the media must work harder to bring hope and joyfulness to the society with the contents they produce.
Iran’s top security official has underlined the need to constantly fight corruption, urging local media to accurately report proven cases of corruption at all levels.