Media and Journalism
The latest news and views about media and journalism in Iran and other parts of the world
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s been a while since popular Iranian actor, singer and model Mohammad-Reza Golzar has joined Iran’s state TV to host a prime-time TV show called “Be the Winner”, which is a new version of the British game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”.
A senior cultural official says the implementation of a law on Freedom of Information (FOI) is the only way to fight against financial and administrative corruption in Iran.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has urged Iranian artists to work harder in the face of a “pervasive soft war staged against the country by the enemies”.
Iran has banned running advertisements for three dozen products, including Olivier salad, carbonated beverages, potato chips, and all types of frying oil and cream cheeses that are considered to be harmful according to the health ministry.
Iran says it is in contact with UK authorities over possible risks threatening the life of The Guardian’s Iranian correspondent who revealed on Friday his secret phone call with Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and information he received might have led to the dissident’s murder in Istanbul.
Iran’s envoy to the United Kingdom says the Islamic Republic is ready to provide legal help for Iranian journalists seeking to leave a Saudi-funded anti-Iran channel operating in London after they announced they have been warned against doing so.
Iran’s Interior Minister says the world’s mainstream media are not willing to cover the world’s largest religious gathering, Arba’een, which is held to mark the fortieth day after the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shiite Imam.
Hundreds of professional correspondents, media managers and technical staff are leaving Iran for Iraq to give a full coverage to Arba’een, the world’s largest religious gathering which marks the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shiite Imam.
The Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has vowed that Iran will emerge victorious from a media war waged by adversaries, which has been intensified in recent months as the US hardens its line on Iran.
A Turkish newspaper has obtained information that show Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s fingers were allegedly cut off during the interrogation process before he was decapitated alive in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Saudi media have launched a blame game in order to exonerate the Saudi government from accusations of involvement in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Arab kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
The murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a dissident Saudi journalist, in Turkey has been front-page news in world media since he was reported to have been killed.
The Turkish police say the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have been killed in the Arab kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul and his body moved out.
Iranian TV anchor Reza Rashidpour has invited US State Secretary Mike Pompeo for an interview with Iran’s state TV, after US officials accused Iran of limiting people’s freedom and censoring media.
A photographer who took memorable pictures of the recent deadly terrorist attack on a military parade in Iran’s Ahvaz has recounted the tragedy and explained the mood on the ground at the time of the incident.
The Iranian embassy in London has filed a lawsuit against the London-based TV channel Iran International at the UK’s communications regulator Ofcom over the channel’s support for a terrorist group involved in the Saturday attack on a military parade in Iran’s Ahvaz.