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Iranian court sentences 2 journalists to jail on propaganda charges

November 12, 2019 3:34 PM ET

In October 2019, the Tehran Appeals Court sentenced Pouria Alami, a political columnist and satirist with the reformist Shargh Daily, to one year in prison and Tahereh Riahi, the former social affairs editor of the government-funded Borna News Agency, to two and a half years in prison, according to...

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Iranian journalist in exile arrested, gives televised confession in Iran

October 16, 2019 10:32 AM ET

On October 14, 2019, intelligence agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps arrested journalist and activist Roohollah Zam, manager of Amad News, a popular anti-government news channel on the messaging app Telegram, according to a statement by the guard corps that was broadcast on state media....

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September 10, 2019 12:00 AM ET

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Iran sentences conservative columnist Hossein Ghadyani to 6 months in prison for Instagram post

September 6, 2019 1:45 PM ET

Washington, D.C., September 6, 2019 -- Iranian authorities should release journalist Hossein Ghadyani from prison and stop jailing and harassing government critics, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Iran sentences journalist Marzieh Amiri to 10.5 years in prison, 148 lashes

August 26, 2019 12:45 PM ET

Washington D.C., August 26, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today strongly condemned the Tehran's Revolutionary Guard Corps Branch 28 Court’s sentencing of Shargh Daily economics reporter Marzieh Amiri to 10 and a half years in prison and 148 lashes....

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Iranian photojournalist Forough Alaei detained for 5 days over soccer stadium coverage

August 20, 2019 3:45 PM ET

On August 12, 2019, intelligence agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps arrested freelance photojournalist Forough Alaei and five women’s rights activists, accusing them of attempting to illegally enter Tehran’s Azadi Stadium, according to a report by the BBC’s Persian service. The six were released on bail on August...

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Iran detains freelance photographer and culture reporter Nooshin Jafari

August 12, 2019 4:56 PM ET

Washington, D.C., August 12, 2019--Iranian authorities arrested Nooshin Jafari, a photojournalist and culture reporter, outside her home in Tehran on August 3 as she was on her way to work. Jafari, a cinema and theater photographer who reports on culture for several Iranian magazines, was taken to an unknown location,...

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Iran charges Telegram news channel Gam reporters over labor coverage

June 13, 2019 3:15 PM ET

Washington, D.C., June 13, 2019 -- Iranian authorities should immediately release three reporters for Gam (Step), a Telegram app news channel covering labor issues, and drop all charges against them and one other reporter for the channel, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Revolutionary court in Iran sentences journalist Masoud Kazemi to 4.5 years in prison

June 3, 2019 3:37 PM ET

New York, June 3, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemned the sentencing today of Masoud Kazemi, the editor-in-chief of the monthly Sedaye Parsi political magazine. Judge Mohammad Moghiseh of Tehran's Revolutionary Guard Corps Branch 28 court found Kazemi guilty on national security charges of spreading misinformation...

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Iran jails Sedaye Parsi editor Masoud Kazemi on new national security charges

May 22, 2019 4:23 PM ET

Washington, D.C., May 22, 2019 - Iranian authorities should release journalist Masoud Kazemi and clarify or drop the charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Earlier today, Kazemi, editor-in-chief of the monthly Sedaye Parsi political magazine, arrived at the Tehran Revolutionary Guard Corps Branch 28 court...

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