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Media Censorship: Iran Jails Journalists for Foreign Cooperation

Iran Censorship

Iran has arrested a dozen journalists accused of cooperating with foreign Persian-language media organizations, in what appears to be a coordinated crackdown on the press. Lat week Iranian media said the detained journalists worked for six different news organizations, including

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Posted in Censorship, Media Censorship, World News

Iran Tries Internet Censorship, Execution As Protesters Demand Democracy

Source: New York Magazine   After yesterday’s pro-democracy protests in Tehran, Iranian authorities have started blocking pro-opposition websites and electronic media and greatly slowed broadband speed in major cities. Text-message and mobile-phone traffic has been disrupted, and the word bahman,

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Feb 12, 2002: Iranian Jet Slams Into Mountain

↑ Grab this Headline Animator On this day in 2002, an Iranian passenger jet crashes into the side of a mountain, killing all 117 people on board. Iran Air Tours, a subsidiary of Iran Air, scheduled the Russian-built Tupolev 154

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Dec 19, 2005: Ahmadinejad Bans All Western Music in Iranian State Television and Radio Broadcasts

The first known pronouncement by a public figure regarding the potential of popular music to act as a socially destabilizing force comes from the first century B.C., when none other than the great philosopher Plato wrote, “When the mode of

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