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#HeroInterview: Mashallah Shamsolvaezin on systemic hurdles to press freedom in Iran

Mashallah Shamsolvaezin is an award-winning Iranian journalist and one of the International Press Institute (IPI)’s four World Press Freedom Heroes from Iran. But after being convicted of “propaganda against the state” – charges that were filed shortly after he spoke out against the jailing of Iranian journalists at IPI’s 2014 World Congress in South Africa […]

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Iranian politician assaults reporter during interview

Over 500 journalists in Iran have signed a petition calling for the prosecution of Iranian politician Nader Ghazipour after he reportedly struck a parliamentary reporter several times in a corridor of the parliament building in Tehran on Monday. According to reports, Ghazipour, a conservative MP from Urmia, the capital of Iran’s West Azerbaijan Province, hit […]

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IPI names Iran’s Ahmad Zeidabadi World Press Freedom Hero

The International Press Institute (IPI) today named as its 68th World Press Freedom Hero prominent Iranian journalist, academic, writer and political analyst Ahmad Zeidabadi, who has courageously fought for freedom of expression, human rights and democracy in his country despite continued persecution by authorities. IPI also announced today that independent Turkish news platform Medyascope.tv was […]

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Iran releases imprisoned Washington Post journalist

The International Press Institute (IPI) today welcomed the release of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, who had been imprisoned in Iran since July 2014. Rezaian, 39, was freed Saturday as part of a prisoner swap between the United States and Iran, and is reported to have left the country on Sunday. His release came hours before […]

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