Media and Journalism
The latest news and views about media and journalism in Iran and other parts of the world
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.
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.
A senior Iranian official has commended the role played by art and media sectors in the campaign against the COVID-19 outbreak.
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.
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
An Iranian health official says the exact fatality figure from the corona infection is announced without any political consideration.
Iran's Fars news agency says its website has been blocked after the US Treasury Department blacklisted the media group.
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.
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.
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.
Baghdad has suspended Saudi state-owned broadcasters Al-Hadath TV and Al Arabiya over their misguiding coverage of recent protests in Iraq.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The manager of an Iranian state TV channel has been removed from his post following the broadcast of a program which was insulting to Sunni Muslims.
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.
Two Iranian reporters, Alireza Gholami and Hassan Homayoon, have been nominated for the True Story Award, a global journalism prize.
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.