Head of Iran's National television
An official invitation extended to head of Islamic Republic's national
television network, Seda va Sima by Dutch national television network drew
widespread protests in the Netherlands.
network has made an invitation to Ezatollah Zarghami to visit this television
network on Monday July 5.
A copy of theNOSinvitation
was given to Radio Zamaneh by a Dutch source who did not want to be identified.
The letter also indicates thatNOSstaff
was planning on attending a dinner at the Islamic Republic in The Hague.
However, latest reports indicate that the dinner has been cancelled.
Dutch and Iranian students and human rights activist in Netherlands demonstrated
widespread protests against theNOSinvitation
to Ezatollah Zarghami.
Iranian Progressive Youth Association issued a statement today condemning theNOSinvitation
saying: "Seda va Sima of the Islamic Republic had a major role in covering up
the suppression of protesters following the recent presidential elections and
also matters concerning the arrest and torture of protesters...the Islamic
Republic television network has refused to give air time to protesters and its
director has been appointed by the Supreme leader who has had the largest role
in the violent suppression of people..."
The Green Opposition supporters hold a sign against IRIB at Tehran University in
December 2009 IRIB is despised among Iranian people for their distorted coverage of
are located at Hilversum and a group of Iranian protesters staged demonstrations
in front of their building after attaining a protest permit from the
Islamic Republic Embassy's spokesman in The Hague andNOStelevision
network have so far not responded to Radio Zamaneh requests for further
clarification of the matter.