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Al Jazeera Displays Name of ‘Persian Gulf’ during Famous Talk Show

Al Jazeera TV's political talk show known as “Scenarios”, which is one of the most important political programs in the Arab world, has defied the insistence of certain Arab leaders on using a fake name for the Persian Gulf.

Iranian Reporters Nominated for Int’l Journalism Award

Two Iranian reporters, Alireza Gholami and Hassan Homayoon, have been nominated for the True Story Award, a global journalism prize.

Iranian Media Condemn West’s Double Standards on New Zealand Terror Attack

The deadly shooting incident in New Zealand which left at least 49 people dead has received strong condemnation by Iranian media, from both reformist and conservative camps.

Iran Rejects UK’s Claim BBC Is Independent, Neutral

Iran says the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the UK government are heavily interdependent, rejecting the claim by the UK that the media outlet is an “independent” institution.

Iran’s ‘Got Talent’ Show Turning into Household Name

A new talent show called “New Age”, which some believe is an Iranian version of the famous “Got Talent” show, has gained amazingly in popularity just a couple of weeks after its first episode went on air.

Western MSM Coverage of Hashemi’s Detention: Double-Standard on Steroids

Marzieh Hashemi, the US-born anchorwoman who was arrested without charges on January 13 in her homeland, was finally set free on Wednesday, after she appeared before a 23-member grand jury for a third hearing on an unspecified federal court case.

Detained Iranian Anchor to Attend US Court Again

The second session of a court for Marzieh Hashemi will be held in Washington on Wednesday, announced Iran’s Press TV, for whom the US-born anchorwoman and producer was working for.
Ali Larijani

Iran Parliament Speaker Denounces US Arrest of Press TV Anchor

Iran’s parliament speaker has criticised the US arrest of the Iran-based journalist Marzieh Hashemi, describing it as yet another proof that Washington does not hold real respect for human rights and sees it a tool for pressurising independent states.

Placards Against Arrest of Press TV Anchor Projected on BBC Building

An Islamic rights group has projected a placard on the BBC building in London, in a protest at the sudden arrest of Maezieh Hashemi, an anchor and journalist affiliated with Iran’s English-language news channel Press TV.

US Arrest of Press TV’s Journo Violates Freedom of Expression: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed the US detention of a journalist of the Iranian English-speaking television news network, Press TV, as “politically-motivated and unacceptable”, saying that Washington must immediately put an end to its political game.

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