Thursday, June 1, 2023

Media and Journalism

State TV Channel Chief Sacked over Program Insulting to Sunnis

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 Displays Name of ‘Persian Gulf’ during Famous Talk Show

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.

Iranian Reporters Nominated for Int’l Journalism Award

Two Iranian reporters, Alireza Gholami and Hassan Homayoon, have been nominated for the True Story Award, a global journalism prize.

Iranian Media Condemn West’s Double Standards on New Zealand Terror Attack

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.

Iran Rejects UK’s Claim BBC Is Independent, Neutral

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.

Iran’s ‘Got Talent’ Show Turning into Household Name

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.

Western MSM Coverage of Hashemi’s Detention: Double-Standard on Steroids

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.

Detained Iranian Anchor to Attend US Court Again

The second session of a court for Marzieh Hashemi will be held in Washington on Wednesday, announced Iran’s Press TV, for whom the US-born anchorwoman and producer was working for.

Iran Parliament Speaker Denounces US Arrest of Press TV Anchor

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.

Placards Against Arrest of Press TV Anchor Projected on BBC Building

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.

US Arrest of Press TV’s Journo Violates Freedom of Expression: Zarif

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.

Iran’s Press TV Anchor Arrested in US

Iranian Press TV’s news anchor Marzieh Hashemi has been arrested and imprisoned in the United States with no formal charges.

Iran, Afghanistan Vow to Expand Media Cooperation

A media delegation from Afghanistan recently sat for talks with Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi at the Ministry’s building in Tehran.

Superstar Hosting Iranian Version of ‘Millionaire’ Game Show

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”.

‘Freedom of Information Key to Fight against Corruption in Iran’

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.

Iran Leader Urges Artists to Beware of Enemy’s Soft War

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 Bans Advertisement of Harmful Products

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 Praises Guardian Correspondent’s Courage, Warns of Risks He Faces

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 Ready to Help Journalists Leave Saudi-Funded UK-Based Channel

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 Slams Foreign Media for Ignoring Arba’een March

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.

1,600 Iranian Journalists Due in Iraq to Cover Arb’aeen

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.

Iran to Win Media Battle Waged by Adversaries: Leader

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.

Recordings Reveal Khashoggi Dismembered When Still Alive

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 Start Blame Game over Khashoggi Disappearance

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.

A Gruesome Murder in Anatolia: Details & Speculations

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.

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