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Judicial chief warns media to lighten corruption coverage

The head of Iran’s judiciary says media outlets that “exaggerate” corruption charges will be investigated for illegal activities. ISNA reports that Ayatollah Amoli Larijani announced on Sunday October 12: “It is not fair for newspapers to start publishing names and condemnatory allegations before the file even reaches court.” » read more

Journalist denies propaganda charges as bail is set

A bail of 200 million toumans was set by Evin Court for Iranian journalist Mashallah Shamsolvaezin on Saturday June 28. » read more

Accused journalist returns to court for further questioning

Serajeddin Mirdamadi, an Iranian journalist and former student activist, was summoned to Evin Court on Saturday March 1 to offer a series of explanations. » read more

Lawyer says journalist should be tried in other court

Iranian journalist Serajeddin Mirdamadi stood trial on Wednesday January 8 in a Revolutionary Court in Tehran for “propaganda activities against the regime” and “collusion against national security.” » read more

Journalist slams Rohani government for continued press chill

Iranian journalist Mashallah Shamsolvaezin has criticized the new administration for failing to take any effective steps toward freedom of the press. » read more

Paris-based Iranian journalist charged in Iran, released

Iranian journalist Serajeddin Mirdamadi reported on his Facebook page on November 19 that the Iranian judiciary has charged him with "activities against the regime”. » read more

Iranian journalists want association reopened

Iranian journalists have called on the three relevant ministries to approve a relaunch of the Association of Iranian Journalists. » read more

Journalists’ group sees better future under new president

Iran’s Association of Journalists has announced that the agenda of president-elect Hassan Rohani includes ending a ban on the group. » read more

Senior cleric slams media restrictions

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the head of Iran’s Expediency Council, has condemned media restrictions in Iran, calling them “illegal.” » read more

Families of Persian BBC employees persecuted in Iran

Persian BBC has announced that Islamic Republic security forces have been cracking down on the families and relatives of BBC employees and reporters. » read more