Hassan Rouhani

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On the table: Why now is the time to sway Rouhani to meet his promises for press freedom in Iran

May 24, 2018 12:00 AM ET

President Hassan Rouhani sought re-election on the promise of a more open Iran. But little has changed for the press, as hardliners in the judiciary and other powerful institutions jail journalists, block websites, and maintain a climate of fear...

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On the table

May 24, 2018 12:00 AM ET

About This ReportThis report was written by CPJ Iran Consultant Hanif Zarrabi-Kashani, based in Seattle, Washington. CPJ Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator Sherif Mansour contributed reporting and research....

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On the table

May 24, 2018 12:00 AM ET

Why now is the time to sway Rouhani to meet his promises for press freedom in Iran President Hassan Rouhani came to power in 2013 on a platform of pledges to roll back the repressive policies of his predecessor,...

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As world leaders take to UNGA stage, CPJ highlights countries of concern

September 25, 2015 12:17 PM ET

Press freedom records of Egypt, Russia, Iran, China, Nigeria, Mexico, Ecuador New York, September 25, 2015--Each year, the world's leaders are invited to New York for the United Nations General Assembly, where they are given a platform to speak freely...

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CPJ board urges Iran's leaders to intervene in case of Jason Rezaian

July 20, 2015 10:55 AM ET

Dear Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani: On the one-year anniversary of the arrest of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, members of the Committee to Protect Journalists' board of directors today sent a letter urging the head of the Iranian judiciary, Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani, to intervene in the case of jailed Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian.

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10 Most Censored Countries

April 21, 2015 10:00 AM ET

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China is world's worst jailer of the press; global tally second worst on record

December 17, 2014 12:01 AM ET

More than 200 journalists are imprisoned for their work for the third consecutive year, reflecting a global surge in authoritarianism. China is the world’s worst jailer of journalists in 2014. A CPJ special report by Shazdeh Omari...

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Jason Rezaian's family appeals for Iran to release him

November 10, 2014 3:31 PM ET

Last week, Mohammad Javad Larijani, a top adviser to the country's supreme leader, said in an interview with Euronews television that the case of Jason Rezaian, The Washington Post correspondent who has been imprisoned in Iran since July, might...

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CPJ joins call for Rouhani to improve press freedom and human rights in Iran

September 24, 2014 1:13 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined 25 human rights and civil society groups today in signing an open letter to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is due to address the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday about steps toward...

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Iran's press record needs scrutiny at U.N. General Assembly

September 9, 2014 6:02 PM ET

New York, September 9, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is dismayed that dozens of journalists remain imprisoned in Iran more than a year after the inauguration of President Hassan Rouhani, who has pledged to seek more constructive engagement with the...

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