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People walk in Tehran, Iran, on April 13, 2020. Two Iranian universities recently filed suits against journalists for their coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

Iranian medical schools sue journalists over coronavirus coverage

Since February 2020, two medical schools in Iran have filed criminal suits against at least two journalists over their coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, according to reports by the International Federation of Journalists and the Human Rights Activists News Agency, two exile-run outlets that cover news in Iran.

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Iran continues its campaign against journalists

New York, January 20, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the most recent spate of press freedom violations in Iran and calls on authorities to immediately reverse its crackdown on the press. 

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