Iran General NewsIran censors news of its censoring

Iran censors news of its censoring

-

Iran Focus: London, Jul. 10 – Iran’s state censors were busy last week after the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution accusing Tehran of obstructing freedom of express on the internet. Iran Focus

London, Jul. 10 – Iran’s state censors were busy last week after the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution accusing Tehran of obstructing freedom of express on the internet.

In its resolution on Thursday, the EP listed Iran alongside Belarus, Burma, China, Cuba, Libya, Maldives, Nepal, North Korea, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, and Vietnam as being “enemies of freedom of expression on-line”.

The EP highlighted the case of Motjaba Saminejad, a weblogger imprisoned in Iran for reporting the arrests of fellow cyber-dissidents.

On the same day, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported the EP resolution and listed all the states but one on the blacklist: Iran.

In May, the international media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) accused hard-line Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of being “predators” of press freedoms.

In its 2006 annual report for press freedom, the watchdog said that the “very exclusive club” of predators of press freedom expanded in 2005 to include Ahmadinejad.

It described Iran as “the Middle East’s biggest prison for journalists and bloggers”. “Threats, interrogation, summonses, arrests, and arbitrary detention are sharply increasing”, it said.

“Journalists can often only stay out of prison by paying very high bail. The accession to power of hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has not improved the situation.

“In Iran, prison often means torture as well”, it added.

The watchdog said that Iran had “total control” over news within its borders and was among the world’s “most repressive regimes”.

Latest news

Growing Disintegration Among Iran Regime’s Forces

Iran has been shaken by a wave of nationwide protests since mid-September. The trigger was the death of the...

Grim Tidings for Iran’s Regime After Approval of UN Fact-Finding Mission

After many discussions and debates, the United Nations Human Rights Council has approved a fact-finding mission to investigate the...

Iranian People’s Resistance Changed the Appeasement Policy

Soon after the new US government started its obligations in January 2021, hand in hand with the European governments...

Khamenei’s Disgraceful Campaign Against Piranshahr and Javanrud, Who Will Be the Loser?

On the 67th day of Iran’s revolution, the Iranian regime attempted to put a halt to the protests in...

Iran: Expensive Medicine, Cheap Human Life

A look at the equipment and weapons that the Iranian regime has been using against its people to suppress...

Who Is Abolqasem Salavati Iran Regime’s Killer Judge?

Last week, it was announced that the case of several people who were arrested during the Iranian People's uprising...

Must read

Iran faces consequences in nuclear dispute: Cheney

Reuters: Iran will not be allowed to have nuclear...

Iran, N.Korea disputes need negotiation: IAEA chief

Reuters: U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Mohammed ElBaradei called for...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you