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The world service of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) has strongly denounced the blocking of its social network accounts on YouTube, Twitter, Google Plus, and Facebook, saying such moves are a sign of the impact of IRIB channels on the global media.
A former Iranian lawmaker and journalist says the Western media, particularly the AFP, Reuters, and the Associated Press, are fixated on tarnishing the image of the Islamic Republic and weakening the resolve of the Iranian people who resist against the bullying western powers.
Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi says his ministry has not issued any permission for blocking satellite signals, and is installing equipment in cities to show people which areas are influenced by jamming.
An Iranian media official has lashed out at the Reuters News Agency for publishing commissioned reports on Iran’s domestic affairs.
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.