The International Journalists' Network (IJNet)
According to a new report, in
Iran banned a media outlet, newspaper
or journal every 36 hours. The report, released on the occasion of World Press
Freedom Day, May 3, was published by Iranian human
rights activists groups in Europe and North America.
In 2007, 23 journalists were
arrested, 63 journalists were summoned by courts, 22 internet sites were shut
down, and 19 publications were banned in Iran, according
to the report. Forty-two journalists were sentenced in the courts, 54 orders
were issued against the press, four journalists were beaten, and three others
have been sentenced to death.
In an interview with the daily
newspaper E'temad, the secretary of the Association of Iranian
Journalists said that within six months after the Ahmadinejad government took
office, 570 publications were banned from publication and 2826 others are
awaiting their licenses.
To read the entire report in
Persian visit Rooz Online's
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