Media and Journalism
The latest news and views about media and journalism in Iran and other parts of the world
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.
Iran’s Fars News Agency says origin of recent hacking attack detected
Iran’s Fars News Agency explains different aspects of the latest cyberattack that recently hit its website, saying the origin of the assault was quickly determined and an operation is underway to neutralize it.
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.
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.
Veteran Iranian media figure Talebzadeh passes away at 69
Veteran Iranian documentary filmmaker, researcher and journalist Nader Talebzadeh, who was an outspoken critic of American hegemony and Israeli occupation, has passed away at the age of 69 due to cardiac arrest.
Iran closes down news agency for publishing graphic content
Iran’s press regulatory authority has shut down the Rokna News Agency after it published graphic content in a blatant violation of the country’s laws regulating media.
Managing editor of Iranian paper convicted
A court has found the managing editor of a the Iranian newspaper, Kayhan, guilty of insulting the Society of Students against Poverty, an Iranian NGO whose activities are mainly geared to looking after neglected and underprivileged women and children.
Media watchdog: 45 journalists killed in 2021
A total of 45 reporters and media workers were killed doing their jobs over the last year, the highest number among them in strife-torn Afghanistan, the world’s largest organization of journalists said Friday.
Iranian Photographer Wins WMS Winter Sports Award
Veteran Iranian photographer Mohammad Babaei has won the Winter Sports Photo Awards of World Media Summit in China.
IRIB cameraman survives assassination attempt in Kabul
Alireza Sharifi, a local cameraman with the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting has survived an assassination attempt in the Afghan capital Kabul.
BBC Likely Helped Assassination of Panjshir’s Fahim Dashti
Amid fighting in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley between the Taliban and the National Resistance Front of local leader Ahmad Masoud on Monday, reports emerged that the NRF’s spokesman Fahim Dashti has been killed.
Raisi Says Won’t Pursue Complaints Lodged by Previous Admin against Journalists
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says he will ignore all the complaints lodged against reporters and journalists by the previous president and administration.
Saplings Planted in Memory of Environment Reporters Killed in Bus Crash
Two saplings have been planted in the precincts of the Forests, Range and Watershed Management Organization of Iran in memory of two late correspondents of IRNA and ISNA news agencies, who lost their lives during a bus crash incident near the northeastern city of Orumiyeh nearly two weeks ago.
Iran Govt. Says Will Review Protocols on Dispatching Reporters on Business Trips
Iran’s government spokesman has called for a review on safety protocols for dispatching of reporters on business trips, after two correspondents lost their lives in a bus crash incident in the Western Azarbaijan province in the northwest of the country.
Iranian Journalists Call for VP’s Resignation after Deadly Bus Crash
A group of Iranian journalists have gathered in front of the Iranian Department of Environment to call for the resignation of the Vice-President for Environment, Issa Kalantari, following the tragic bus accident where two journalists died.
Two Iranian Journalists Killed, 17 Others Injured in Bus Crash
Two Iranian female journalists travelling to West Azerbaijan province to report on the revival of Lake Urmia were killed and 17 others were injured after their bus overturned.
Iran Condemns US Seizure of IRIB News Websites
Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says the US move to seize the website domains of Iranian media outlets affiliated with the IRIB is a systematic attempt by the United States to undermine freedom of expression on a global level and to silence independent voices in media.
Iran Blasts Industrial Countries for Distorting Realities in Developing World
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has expressed regret that certain countries with modern communication technologies distort events and realities in other countries, particularly developing nations.
Zarif’s Leaked Audio Tape ‘Stolen’, Says Gov’t Spokesman
Iran says the dissident television network Iran International’s “stealing” of an audio file of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was a conspiracy to achieve its wicked objectives.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Denies ‘Distorted’ Reports Quoting ‘Informed Sources’
Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has refuted the rumours and "distorted" reports on nuclear talks that quote "informed sources".
Iran, Russia to Boost Cooperation against US’ Media Propaganda
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh held talks with Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, who was accompanying the visiting Russian delegation in Tehran.
Iran Ratifies Act on Tackling Online Fake News, Disinformation
The Iranian Supreme Council of Cyberspace has ratified a document that imposes requirements to prevent and counter fake news and erroneous information in the virtual space.