CBS: Iran closes three newspapers without giving reasons

Iran closes three newspa

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 7, 2009 14:05

Iran's government-run press supervisory body closed three newspapers on Tuesday without giving reasons, CBC reported. The ILNA news agency said Farhang Ashdi (Culture of Reconciliation) and Arman (Ideals) were closed, while the official IRNA news agency reported that Tahlil Rooz (Day's Analysis) was also ordered shut. Iranian media came under a severe crackdown after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's re-election in June, when many journalists were detained for their alleged role in the post-vote unrest in Teheran. Among those arrested is the Canadian-Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari, a reporter with Newsweek.


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