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.
Iranian authorities should release journalist Hassan Fathi from prison and cease arbitrarily jailing members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
Two journalists were arrested over a cartoon mocking “Islamic medicine” in Iran, Tehran’s prosecutor Ali Alghasi-Mehr said yesterday.
Iranian authorities should immediately drop their investigations into journalists Masoud Heydari and Hamid Haghjoo, and let them work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
Iran’s media freedom rank is 173 out of the 180 countries in the latest press freedom index of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released on Tuesday. The Islamic Republic’s rank has dropped three points from 170 in 2019.
Security forces in Iran have arrested a former popular Iranian TV presenter, for criticizing the Islamic Republic. Mahmoud Shahriari was arrested Wednesday morning, April 15, Young Journalists Club (YJC), a news agency run by the monopolized state-run Radio&TV network (IRIB) reported.
On April 2, 2020, security agents in the western Iranian city of Kermanshah arrested and detained Kurdish Iranian journalist Gholamreza Noori Ala for several hours and then released him, according to a report posted to Telegram by the Tehran Journalists Association, a local trade group, and an employee of the association, who spoke to CPJ on the condition of anonymity, citing fear of reprisal.
Journalists in Iran are used to reporting on human rights abuses against citizens, but now they are covering their own plight
The journalists have endured death threats, criminal investigations, the freezing of assets and defamation