Media and Journalism
The latest news and views about media and journalism in Iran and other parts of the world
Iran Rejects Media Reports on Death Threats against Trump
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman has flatly denied fabricated news published by US media claiming Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has issued death threats against his American counterpart Donald Trump.
Iran Says to Work with Russia to Tackle US ‘Media Conspiracies’
Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman says the country stands ready to boost media cooperation with Russia in order to counter American "media conspiracies".
Iran Condemns Charlie Hebdo for Insulting Prophet Muhammad
Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has strongly condemned the French magazine Charlie Hebdo for republishing cartoons insulting the Prophet of Islam (PBUH).
Iran Official Hails Journalists’ Efforts to ‘Make Untold Stories Heard’
The spokesman for the Iranian government has appreciated efforts by journalists who, he said, are the ones that can render foreign propaganda campaigns ineffective.
Rouhani Praises Journalists’ Role in Fighting Spread of Fake News
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has commemorated the National Journalists’ Day, praising their role in confronting the spread of fake news, especially now that the country is under the maximum pressure of sanctions and misinformation.
Media Playing Key Role in Psychological War with Enemies: Iranian Minister
Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Abbas Salehi has highlighted the leading role that the domestic media and news agencies play in countering the psychological warfare the enemies have waged against the Islamic Republic.
Iran Praises Artists, Media for Their Contribution to Fight against COVID-19
A senior Iranian official has commended the role played by art and media sectors in the campaign against the COVID-19 outbreak.
COVID-19 Inflicts Huge Losses on Iran’s Culture, Art, Media Sectors
The coronavirus outbreak has inflicted over Rls. 9.76 trillion ($65 million) in losses on Iran’s culture, art and media sectors, a top official says.
Persian-Speaking Foreign Media Carrying ‘Biased’ Reports on COVID-19 Outbreak in Iran
A report by Iran’s official news agency IRNA has analyzed the way certain foreign Persian-speaking media outlets cover the developments pertaining to the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, saying the “biased and unprofessional” coverage comes as no surprise
Coronavirus Epidemic Imperils Iranian Newspapers
A temporary halt in the printing of Iranian newspapers due to Nowruz holidays may get much longer due to the closure of printing houses in the wake of outbreak of coronavirus.
Iran Health Ministry Says Announcing Real Figures of Coronavirus Infection, Deaths
An Iranian health official says the exact fatality figure from the corona infection is announced without any political consideration.
US Treasury Blocks Domain of Iran’s Fars News Agency
Iran's Fars news agency says its website has been blocked after the US Treasury Department blacklisted the media group.
Iran Gov’t Spokesman Calls Reuters ‘Liar’
Iran’s Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei has strongly rejected the Reuters’ report about the number of deaths during the November unrest saying that the news agency is a “liar”.
Iran Rejects Reuters’ ‘Worthless’ Report on Riot Death Toll
An official at Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) has categorically dismissed a report by the Reuters news agency that claimed a death toll of around 1,500 people during recent riots over fuel price hikes.
Acclaimed Iranian Cartoonist Recounts Woes of His 50-Year Career
Javad Alizadeh, a self-taught Iranian cartoonist with 30 international awards, has talked about his four-decade career as one of the most successful cartoonists of Iran.
Rioters Linked to Hostile Broadcaster Arrested in Iran
The Iranian Intelligence Ministry says it has arrested the rioters who took orders from the UK-based “Iran International” satellite channel to commit acts of vandalism amid the recent unrest in Iran.
Iraq Suspends Saudi Broadcasters for Breaking Rules
Baghdad has suspended Saudi state-owned broadcasters Al-Hadath TV and Al Arabiya over their misguiding coverage of recent protests in Iraq.
Russian Journalist Detained for Visa Violation: Iran
Iran’s Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei says the Russian journalist held in Iran was detained last week for a visa violation and not for spying.
Doors Open for Media Interaction with World: Iranian Official
Iran’s Deputy Minister of Culture for Press and Information Affairs Mohammad Khoddadi says Tehran has kept the door open to serious cooperation and dialogue with the regional and international news outlets.
Inspiring Iranian Journalist Succumbs to Cancer
Mahdi Shadmani, an Iranian sports journalist who turned into an inspiring social figure after developing cancer, has died at the age of 37 after three years of struggle.
Rouhani Gifts 1-Year Free Internet to Iranian Journalists
The government of President Hassan Rouhani has gifted all Iranian journalists with a one-year 4G/LTE internet subscription on the occasion of National Journalists’ Day.
Iran Advises Pompeo to Get Popular among Media Like Zarif
An Iranian presidential advisor has made it clear for the US secretary of state why his request for an interview with the Iranian media has gone unheeded, saying Mike Pompeo needs to be an attractive character for media like his Iranian counterpart.
Pompeo Can Have Interview with Iran’s State TV: Spokesman
Iranian Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo can have an interview with Press TV’s Marzieh Hashemi if he is very much interested in an interview with Iran’s state TV.
Iran Denies Permitting BBC to Have Correspondent in Tehran
An Iranian official says the reports of an agreement between Iran and the BBC on the work of a permanent correspondent in the country are not true.
Tehran Hosting 3rd Exhibition of ‘Press Photo of Year’
The 3rd edition of “Press Photo of the Year” exhibition has opened in Tehran, putting on display 169 photographs selected from among 4,000 photos submitted in five sections.