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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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Iranian reformist magazine Seda suspended after urging negotiations with US

May 14, 2019 3:51 PM ET

Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019 -- Iranian authorities should immediately lift the suspension of Seda magazine and stop harassing critical media outlets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Iran jailing 2 journalists since May Day demonstration

May 6, 2019 2:26 PM ET

Washington, D.C., May 6, 2019 -- Iranian authorities should immediately release Kayvan Samimi, editor-in-chief of Iran-e-Farda magazine, and Marzieh Amiri, economics reporter at Tehran-based newspaper Shargh Daily, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Iran arrests editor Abdollahi, fails to disclose charge or his location

May 3, 2019 11:31 AM ET

Washington, D.C., May 3, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Iranian authorities to release Mohammad Reza Nassab Abdollahi, editor-in-chief of Iranian news websites Anar Press and Aban Press....

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Iran sentences journalist to five years over corruption report

January 25, 2019 3:05 PM ET

Washington D.C., January 25, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the five-year jail sentence imposed on January 23 by Tehran's Revolutionary Court on journalist Yashar Soltani, who reported on corruption in Tehran land deals, and called on Iran to stop persecuting journalists for doing their job....

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CPJ concerned about US detention of Iranian TV journalist

January 17, 2019 4:07 PM ET

New York, January 17, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the detention of Marzieh Hashemi, a TV anchor and documentary filmmaker for the English-language service of Iranian state broadcaster Press TV, and called on the U.S. Department of Justice to disclose the reason for her arrest....

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Iran jails journalist for six years over critical writing

January 14, 2019 3:58 PM ET

Washington D.C., January 14, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the harsh sentence imposed on journalist Hamed Aynehvand and called on Iran to stop persecuting the media for doing their job....

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Hundreds of journalists jailed globally becomes the new normal

December 13, 2018 12:00 AM ET

For the third year in a row, 251 or more journalists are jailed around the world, suggesting the authoritarian approach to critical news coverage is more than a temporary spike. China, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia imprisoned more journalists than last year, and Turkey remained the world’s worst jailer. A...

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