Iran tries to censor coverage of protests by media based abroad

first_imgNews Organisation March 18, 2021 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts January 5, 2018 Iran tries to censor coverage of protests by media based abroad February 25, 2021 Find out more Domestic media outlets under strict government control have ignored the anti-government protests in more than 100 cities throughout the country during the past eight days, in which 22 people been killed and around 17,000 have been arrested, including several citizen-journalists.Yesterday, the Iranian embassy in London wrote to the United Kingdom’s Office of Communications (OFCOM), which regulates the broadcast media, asking it to censor Persian-language media based in the UK on the grounds that their coverage of the protests had been inciting people to “armed revolt.”The letter’s two main targets are Manoto, a privately-owned TV channel based in London, and BBC Persian, the state-owned BBC’s Persian-language TV channel, which many Iranian activists and intellectuals nonetheless criticize for not distancing itself sufficiently from the Iranian government line.“After disrupting Internet access and blocking social networks, the Islamic Republic of Iran is using the need to combat calls for violence and support for terrorism as a pretext for silencing the last sources of freely and independently reported news and information used by many Iranians,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran/Afghanistan desk.RSF has previously criticized the attempts by the Iranian judicial system and intelligence services to influence the Persian-language sections of international media outlets by putting pressure on Iranian journalists based abroad and on their families still in Iran.Iran is ranked 165th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. News News Follow the news on Iran After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa Online freedomsMedia independence ViolenceInternet Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Iranian government’s attempt to silence coverage of the current wave of protests by Persian-language media based outside the country, which are a major source of alternative news and information for Iranians. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists June 9, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en IranMiddle East – North Africa Online freedomsMedia independence ViolenceInternet last_img read more

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EBD man jailed for 56 months

first_imgA 26-year-old man who robbed a businessman of $28 million will be spending the next 56 months behind bars.Andre Vieira was jailed on Wednesday by Magistrate Judy Latchman after he was found guilty of robbery under arms.Andre Vieira will spend the next 56 months in jail after he was convicted of armed robberyThe prosecution contended and successfully proved that Vieira along with two others committed the armed robbery at Craig, East Bank Demerara (EBD).Vieira along with Winston McKenzie, 35, of New Scheme, Eccles, EBD; and Feyaud Hamid, both of Meadow Bank, EBD, initially denied that on May 20, 2017, at Craig and being armed, they robbed Dai Zhung of a minibus valued $2.3 million, a quantity of fish glue valued $25 million, three cellphones and $500,000 cash; all totalling $28,780,000.They have since been on trial, however, the other two accused in the matter were both set free when Magistrate Latchman found them not guilty of the said offence.last_img read more

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