Friday, August 23, 2019 06:12

Reporters Without Borders

Officials of closed newspaper released on bail

The director of the Aseman daily was released on bail on Sunday February 23. ILNA reports that Abbas Bozorgmehr was released until his trial on bail of three trillion rials. » read more

Press rights group knocks Iran’s internet limits

Reporters Without Borders has spoken out against the restrictions put on internet access in Iran, saying the government is trying to prevent Iranians from getting news and information in the lead-up to the presidential election. » read more

Iranian activist nominated for award

Iranian human rights activist Shiva Nazar-Ahari has been nominated for the annual Reporters Without Borders Netizen Award. » read more

Denials, whispers swirl around journalist arrests

Mohammad Hosseiny, the Iranian Minister of Culture and Guidance, has commented on the recent arrest of more than a dozen journalists, saying their charges are not related to the media. » read more

Press freedom group calls for Mousavi’s release

Reporters Without Borders has expressed deep concern about Iranian opposition leader MirHosein Mousavi, who was hospitalized on Thursday to undergo heart surgery. » read more

Press rights group slams government censorship in Iran

Reporters Without Borders claims that journalists are being summoned for interrogation at Iran’s Ministry of Culture. It accuses the ministry of becoming “a censorship agency that has been turned into an all-out mechanism of control and repression since Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became president.” » read more

Iranian leaders united against journalists: RWB

Reporters Without Borders has once again ranked Iran as “one of the world’s biggest prisons for journalists” on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, May 3. » read more

Rights group condemns arrest of Iranian activist

Reporters Without Borders has condemned the arrest of Nargess Mohammadi, the spokesperson for Shirin Ebadi’s Centre for Human Rights Defenders of Iran. » read more

Rights groups call for renewal of rapporteur's mandate

Twenty human rights groups have issued a joint statement calling for the renewal of Ahmad Shaheed’s United Nations mandate as special rapporteur on human rights in Iran. » read more

Rights groups says free elections impossible in Iran

Reporters Without Borders says free elections cannot possibly take place in Iran because the widespread “crackdown on journalists and netizens” prevents voters from getting the “independently reported news and information they need to make a choice.” » read more