Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance

Top Alert – Entity designated / sanctioned for terror, WMD and human rights violation

The Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, which heads the Press Supervisory
Board, has implemented punitive measures against newspapers and news agencies
that do not adhere to its publication guidelines issued in 2008;

These measures include banning newspapers, either directly or indirectly through
the Press Supervisory Board, and arresting and detaining more than 150 journalists
since the June 12, 2009 presidential election in Iran;

Also Known As:
Ministry of Culture & Islamic Guidance

Involved In:
Abuse of Human Rights


Bahretsan Square, Avenue Kamalolmolk, Tehran, Iran

Website: – en.html


Reason for the color:
» Added on November 8, 2012 to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing its assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13628, which targets Iranian regime’s abuse of human rights;

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