Monday, December 11, 2023


Tehran prosecutor office files criminal case against Etemad newspaper for publishing confidential document

The Tehran Prosecutor's Office has initiated legal action against Etemad newspaper for the alleged unauthorized disclosure of a profoundly confidential document.

Iran’s Entekhab news outlet banned; editor in chief says due to story about Friday prayer leader

The editor in chief of an Iranian online news outlet reportedly banned by authorities has said he has no information about the ban but if the report is true, it’s due to a piece of news about the Friday prayer leader of Shiraz, in southern Iran.

Iranian photojournalist released from Taliban custody

The Taliban have freed Mohammad Hossein Velayati, an Iranian photojournalist working for the Tehran-based Tasnim News Agency, after holding him in custody for a week.

Social media users slam ‘hypocritical’ media coverage of Greek shipwreck and Titanic sub

Hundreds of social media users have called out mainstream media for what they say is a marked disparity in the coverage of last week’s fatal shipwreck in the Mediterranean and the missing Titanic-exploring submarine.

US seeking to target Iran through media dictatorship: President Raisi’s wife

Jamileh Alamolhoda, the wife of the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, has said the United States is trying to target Iran through media dictatorship. She made the remarks to the Venezuela-based television network Telesur in an interview.

Iranian daily: Social media bans only led to emergence of ‘VPN mafia’

An Iranian daily criticizes the government for maintaining a ban on foreign-based social media platforms, which has forced Iranian citizens to spend money for illegal virtual private networks (VPNs) to get access to those media.

Stay of proceeding order granted to Iranian daily 

A stay of proceeding order has been granted by a court in Iran to suspend proceedings of the Sazandegi Newspaper.

Iranian legal scholar threatens to take Fars News Agency to court

An Iranian legal scholar and attorney who has been critical of death sentences given to those convicted of committing capital offenses during the recent protests and riots in Iran has threatened to file a lawsuit against a news agency for “defamation.”

Iran slams Europe’s “dual policies” on free speech after satellite attack on Press TV

The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry slams a recent move by Europe’s leading satellite operator, Eutelsat, to take Iran’s Press TV news network off air, saying the attack brought to light the true face of fake advocates of free speech.

IRIB chief: ‘Sabotage act’ that briefly disrupted TV news under investigation

The head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) says an apparent hacking attack that briefly disrupted a live TV news bulletin earlier this week was an “act of sabotage” which needs meticulous technological investigation.

The case of Mahsa Amini under the spotlight of Iranian media

The death of Mahsa Amini and its repereussions, are still hitting the headlines in Iran. Official accounts say Miss Amini has died of a heart attack in police custody. Many reject this.

Report: IRNN playout hack caused Saturday night disruption in Iran TV news bulletin

Iran’s official IRNA news agency has quoted informed sources in the national radio and TV organization (IRIB) as saying that initial investigations show the Saturday night disruption in a live TV news bulletin was due to hacking of the News Network’s playout.

Repier: Iranian TV presenter removed over comments on the recent riots

The IRIB’s sports channel has resumed broadcasting its “Football 1” sports show, which is focused on the Iranian premier league’s matches, after a two-week pause, but with a new presenter.

Daily: Internet restrictions in Iran inflict huge losses on businesses, economy

The Iranian government’s restricting Internet access in the country has drawn extensive criticism as the measure has inflicted huge losses on numerous businesses.

Iranian television channels disrupted for seconds

According to Tasnim News Agency, Iran’s Channel 1 and IRINN network were hacked on air for a few seconds on Saturday night with a news bulletin interrupted by anti-revolutionary operatives.

Iran’s ex-govt. spokesperson advises media not to whip up tensions

The former spokesperson of the Iranian government has accused some media, including Iran’s state-run television and radio of stirring tensions amid the social unrest in the country, advising them to either offer a solution or remain silent.

Death of young Iranian woman hitting headlines in Iran

Iranian newspapers have reacted to the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini، who allegedly faced mistreatment by the morality police in the capital Tehran.

Iranian media activist sentenced to jail

An Iranian media activist whose recent claim about personal issues pertaining to the family of the parliament chief caused uproar among Iranians, says he has been sentenced to two years in jail by a court in Tehran.

Iranian minister rejects rumors of ‘planned ban’ on Instagram, WhatsApp

Iran’s minister of information and communications technology dismisses rumors of a government decision to ban widely-used WhatsApp and Instagram social networking services.

Iran arrests administrators of Telegram channels for revealing classified info

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps says they have arrested the administrators of three Telegram text messaging channels for revealing highly classified information.

Late chief of Iran’s Ettelaat Institute laid to rest

People have held a funeral in the Iranian capital for late chief of the Ettelaat Institute Seyyed Mahmoud Doaei.

Iranian media figure dies aged 81

The director of Iran’s Ettelaat Institution, Seyyed Mahmoud Doaei, has died of heart failure in Tehran.

Twitter suspends account of Iran minister

The social network Twitter has suspended the Iranian communications minister’s account. The reasons are still unclear.

Iran urges independent probe into death of Jazeera correspondent by Israel

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman has strongly condemned the targeted killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, the famous reporter of Al Jazeera news channel in occupied Palestine by the Zionist regime forces.

Funeral procession, burial ceremony held for Iranian filmmaker Nader Talebzadeh

A funeral procession was held for Iranian media personality Nader Talebzadeh in Tehran on Sunday and he was buried at the Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery in southern Tehran.

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