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Report: Iran Bans State-Owned Newspaper For 6 Months

AP | Posted 08.02.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian media say that a court has imposed a six-month publishing ban on a state-owned newspaper for its allegedly false reportin...

Iran Lifts Reuters Ban

AP | Posted 05.11.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- An Iranian semi-official news agency says a court has lifted a ban on the Reuters news agency, allowing it to restart its operations i...

Today, We Are All Journalists

Chris DeVito | Posted 07.03.2012 | World
Chris DeVito

It's time to start paying attention to what can be done to both reduce the dangers of reporting and increase, if not simply safeguard, basic freedoms. This is important on all days, but especially today, World Press Freedom Day.

Committee To Protect Journalists Sees Sharp Rise In Press Arrests, Especially In China And Iran

AP | ANITA SNOW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — China's crackdown on ethnic reporters and Iran's sustained suppression of critics has helped push the number of journalists jailed wo...

Iran Newspapers Banned For Pro-Reform Stance

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN — The Iranian government has closed down two pro-reform newspapers, the publication's editors said Monday, continuing a crackdown on oppo...

Iran Closes Leading Newspapers Critical Of Ahmadinejad

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Iran has shut down three daily newspapers critical of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president, according to reports by state-run news agencies. While no r...

Jon Meacham Calls For Release Of Jailed Newsweek Reporter In Iran

Washington Post | Jon Meacham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Maziar Bahari is a Newsweek reporter, a documentary filmmaker, a playwright, author, artist and, since June 21, a prisoner being held in Iran without ...

Iran Jailing Most Journalists: More Than China, Cuba

Guardian | Oliver Luft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Iran's media crackdown since protests over the disputed election earlier this month means more journalists are in jail there than in any other country...

Roxana Saberi Speaks At Medill Graduation, Lauds Courage Of Iranian Citizen Journalists (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Journalist Roxana Saberi, released from prison in Iran last month, has been honored by Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. At grad...

Exclusive: YouTube Blocked in Iran: Traffic Down 90 Percent

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andy Plesser

Earlier this week, authorities in Iran blocked YouTube along with several other sites and mobile networks. For YouTube, the crackdown has been highly effective, with traffic dropping by 90 percent.

Roxana Saberi Returns Home To U.S.

AP | FARYL URY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — An American journalist who spent four months in an Iranian prison was greeted Friday afternoon with cheers and hugs from friends as...

1000 Iranian Bloggers Back Reformist Mousavi For President

Global Voices | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Supporters of two leading reformist presidential candidates, former prime minister Mir Hussein Mousavi and former parliament speaker, Mehdi Karroubi a...

Roxana Saberi Spends 32nd Birthday In Iranian Prison

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — An American journalist jailed in Iran for allegedly spying for the U.S. is vowing to remain on a hunger strike until she is freed...

Roxana Saberi's Sentence May Be Eased, Hints Iran

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran may reconsider an eight-year jail term for an American journalist during her appeal, the judiciary spokesman said Tuesday in...

Roxana Saberi's Parents Visit Her In Jail After Iran's Judiciary Chief Orders Full Investigation Into Case

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's judiciary ordered a full investigation Monday into the case of an American journalist imprisoned for allegedly spying for ...

Roxana Saberi: Iran President Urges Full Defense For US Reporter

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's president said Sunday that an American journalist convicted of spying for the U.S. should be allowed to offer a full defen...

Roxana Saberi Tried Behind Closed Doors: Iran

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and ANNA JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Tuesday its national security court put an American journalist on trial behind closed doors on allegations she spied fo...