Mojtaba Lotfi

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As election nears, Iran's journalists are in chains

May 8, 2013 4:55 PM ET

Iran continues to jail dozens of journalists, stifling critical news coverage and commentary. Crucial links to the international community have been cut off as the June presidential vote approaches. A CPJ special report by Sherif Mansour ...

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With 52 journalists in jail, Iran hits new, shameful record

March 9, 2010 10:00 AM ET

New York, March 9, 2010—The number of journalists in jail rose in February as a relentless media crackdown continues in Iran. Authorities are now holding at least 52 journalists in prison, a third of all those in jail around...

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With 47 journalists in jail, Iran sets notorious records

February 3, 2010 8:41 AM ET

New York, February 3, 2010—Iranian authorities are now holding at least 47 journalists in prison, more than any single country has imprisoned since 1996, according to a new survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists. While many of the detainees...

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CPJ urges Iran to release journalists during Ramadan

September 16, 2009 4:49 PM ET

New York, September 16, 2009—As Muslims worldwide prepare to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a time of compassion and forgiveness, the Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Iranian authorities to release journalists who are...

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As media arrests mount, Iran solidifies a dishonor

July 22, 2009 4:15 PM ET

New York, July 22, 2009--The ‎Committee to Protect Journalists has confirmed the detentions of another four journalists in Iran. CPJ research shows the continuing arrests have solidified Iran's dishonorable standing as the world's leading jailer of journalists....

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Iran

February 10, 2009 12:31 AM ET

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's economic policies and human rights record drew widespread criticism from academics, activists, and journalists. In response, Ahmadinejad sought to suppress independent media by manipulating government subsidies, exerting censorship, and using the punitive tools of detention and...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Iran

February 16, 2006 11:30 AM ET

IRAN Hard-liners in government and the judiciary continued a crackdown on the independent media in general and on Internet journalists in particular. In the course of the year, authorities jailed Web bloggers, banned four newspapers for publishing a letter by...

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Internet writers imprisoned, harassment continues

February 24, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 24, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the Iranian government's months-long crackdown on Internet writers who disseminate information and opinion on Web logs, also known as blogs. One writer who may have been detained for...

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