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Iranian actress released on bail
An Iranian actress arrested in connection with the recent unrest in the country has been released on bail.
Iran’s House of Cinema threatens strike if arrested members remain in custody
The Iranian House of Cinema has criticized the government for “frequently summoning and interrogating” its members on charges of supporting protests and riots in the country, threatening industrial action in case the trend fails to stop.
Iranian films win main awards in Tokyo Film Festival
The 35th edition of Tokyo International Film Festival has conferred its two main rewards to Iranian titles “World War Three” and “Butterflies Live Only One Day”.
Iranian photographer Tafreshi wins scientific imaging award
Iranian photographer Babak Tafreshi has been awarded by the Royal Photography Society, one of the oldest and most prestigious organizations of its kind in the world.
Popular Iranian voice actor, TV presenter Jalal Maghami dies at 81
Former Iranian voice actor, actor and TV presenter Jalal Maghami has passed away due to cardiac arrest at the age of 81.
Iranian authorities give back famous singer’s passport
Iranian singer Homayoun Shajarian’s passport has been reportedly given back to him.
Popular singer Shajarian cancels Europe tour amid protest mood in Iran
Acclaimed Iranian singer and vocalist Homayoun Shajarian says he has cancelled his tour of concerts in Europe, despite the removal of a temporary travel ban earlier placed on him.
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.
Award-winning Iranian photo-journalist Ashouri-Nia dies at 42
Award-winning Iranian photo-journalist and photo blogger Arash Ashouri-Nia passes away at the age of 42 due to electrocution.
Iranian actor Amin Tarokh dies of heart failure aged 69
Famous Iranian actor Amin Tarokh has died of a heart disease at a hospital in Tehran.
‘World War III’ picked to represent Iranian cinema in Oscars
The jury in charge of submissions for the Academy Awards has picked "World War III", directed by Houman Seyyedi, to represent the Iranian cinema in the 2023 Oscars.
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 director Asghar Farhadi elected president of Zurich film festival’s jury
Renowned Iranian director and two-time academy awards winner, Asghar Farhadi, has been elected as the president of the jury in the 2022 edition of Zurich international film festival.
Iranian filmmaker Yousefinejad dies of stroke at 53
Iranian writer and filmmaker Asghar Yousefinejad has died of a stroke in the city of Tabriz. He was 53.
Iranian films win three awards in Venice Film Festival
Two Iranian films directed by Houman Seyyedi and Jafar Panahi have won three awards from the 79th edition of Venice Film Festival.
Canada allows entry to famous Iranian singer Shajarian after foot-dragging
Famous Iranian singer Homayoun Shajarian says he finally received a visa to enter Canada for a summer tour of concerts, but Ottawa’s foot-dragging in issuing the entry permit made him miss two of the planned performances.
Canada refuses to issue visa to renowned Iranian singer Homayoun Shajarian
Canada has refused to issue visas to some members of the renowned Iranian singer Homayoun Shajarian’s ensemble, Siavash, for upcoming concerts in several Canadian cities.
Iranian novelist Abbas Maroufi dies at 65
Iranian novelist, poet and journalist Abbas Maroufi loses the battle with cancer and dies at the age of 65.
Iranian actress Negar Javaherian climbs to summit of Mount Damavand
Iranian Actress Negar Javaherian has climbed to the summit of the world’s fifth highest mountain, Mount Damavand.