Media of Iran

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from List of Iranian news agencies)
Jump to: navigation, search

The Media of Iran are privately and publicly owned but is subject to censorship. A special court has authority to monitor the print media and may suspend publication or revoke the licenses of papers or journals that a jury finds guilty of publishing antireligious material, slander, or information detrimental to the national interest. For example, the media cannot criticize the Islamic doctrines, and previous leaders such as Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Most Iranian newspapers are published in Persian, but newspapers in English and other languages also exist. The most widely circulated periodicals are based in Tehran. Popular daily and weekly newspapers include Ettelaat, Kayhan and Resalat. Iran Daily and Tehran Times are both English language papers. [1] Iran’s largest media corporation is the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).[1]

A number of foreign broadcasts into the country exist, including Persian language programmes from Kol Israel and Radio Farda; however, these broadcasts tend to encounter occasional jamming.[2] The government engages in censorship programs to anything divergent from the country's regulations.[3][4] The majority of Iranians- upwards of 80 percent- get their news from government-owned media.[5] Attempts to establish private, independent media outlets in Iran have been restricted or banned, and Reporters Without Frontiers has declared Iran to have the highest number of jailed journalists in the Middle East. According to the 1979 Iranian Constitution, all broadcasting must exclusively be government-operated, and in 1994 the Islamic state banned the use of satellite television.[6] Yet, over 30 percent of Iranians watch satellite channels.[7]

Iranian media include:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Ayse, Valentine; Nash, Jason John; Leland, Rice (January 2013). "The Business Year 2013: Iran". London, U.K.: The Business Year. p. 114. ISBN 978-1-908180-11-7. 
  2. ^ "Listening to Iran" - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  3. ^ Reporters sans frontières - Internet - Iran
  4. ^ Molavi, Soul of Iran, Norton, (2002) p.5
  5. ^
  6. ^ Sanati, Kimia (4 July 2007). "New TV Channel to Focus on Iraq, Shia Issues". IPS. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  7. ^

External links[edit]

  • Gooya - List of Persian (Iranian) media on the Internet
  • Gooyauk - Iranian media resources
  • Iran Media - List of media sites and news agencies
  • Jahani - List of Persian Satellite Channels