Media freedom watchdogs have condemned the prison sentence handed to Iranian independent journalist Khosro Sadeghi Borojeni and urged the country’s authorities to stop arbitrarily jailing members of the press.
Nearly five years imprisonment and a two-year ban on working in his chosen profession is the verdict against journalist Mohammad Mosaed. “The Iranian judiciary has its own interpretation of journalism,” Mosaed told DW.
Deploring the Iranian government’s “cruel” approach towards journalists, the Secretary-General of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Anthony Bellanger, has condemned the verdict given to the Iranian whistle-blower journalist Mohammad Mosaed.
An award-winning photojournalist who fled Iran in fear for his life says many young Iranians working for Iran’s state-sponsored press are now working “under the table” to ensure the truth about their country is made known.
Iranian journalist Mohammad Mosaed has been sentenced to four years and nine months in prison in what the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) described as a further attempt by the authorities to try to “suppress the truth.”
The New York-based NGO Committee to Protect Journalists on Monday called on the Islamic Republic of Iran to free the elderly journalist Kayvan Samimi and stop arbitrarily imprisoning reporters.
Iran’s regime is jailing relatives of political activists in an effort to silence critics at home and abroad, human rights advocacy groups say.
Iran Human Rights (IHR); August 3, 2020: In recent weeks and months, officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran have intensified the harassment of families in Iran in order to increase the pressure on Iranian journalists living in exile.
Iran has sentenced to death a journalist whose online work helped inspire nationwide economic protests in 2017.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Thursday called on Iran to release a journalist serving an 18-month sentence in a notorious Tehran prison for giving an interview to the BBC.
International media-freedom watchdogs are urging Iran to stop jailing members of the press arbitrarily, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic, after a local journalist started serving an 18-month prison sentence in Tehran’s Evin prison.