Media of Iran

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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.

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]

Iranian media include:

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References[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. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2008/08/27/f-rfa-milewski.html "Listening to Iran" - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  3. ^ Reporters sans frontières - Internet - Iran
  4. ^ Molavi, Soul of Iran, Norton, (2002) p.5
  5. ^ http://www.payvand.com/news/11/apr/1090.html

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
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