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      Iran banned newspaper for criticizing president  

     2008-06-22 18:39:42      Print 


      Special Report: Iran Nuclear Crisis     


      TEHRAN, June 22 (Xinhua) -- Iran banned a daily newspaper for publishing 
articles critical of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's economic policies, Iran's 
English-language Press TV reported on Sunday. 


      Iran's press commission on Saturday withdrew the license of local daily 
Tehran Emrouz after it published a special issue on the third anniversary of 
Ahmadinejad's election Friday that contained numerous articles criticizing the 
government's economic policies, Press TV said. 


      The newspaper published an apology in its Saturday edition, citing 
"journalistic adventurism" as the main cause of its "mistake," but it was too 
late to prevent the cancellation of the publication's license. 


      Tehran Emrouz, launched approximately 18 months ago, was generally seen 
as having close ties to the current Mayor of Tehran Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf. 


      Iran which has a myriad of newspapers, Internet news sites and news 
agencies of all political colors, has seen a string of media closures. 


      Early this month, the Fars news agency was temporarily banned because of 
"broadcasting false report and disturbing public opinion." 


      The moderate labor news agency ILNA and the daily newspaper Ham Mihan was 
shut down in July 2007. The authorities also closed Shargh (East) daily in 
August for publishing an interview with a well-known Iranian expatriate poet. 


      In March 2008, authorities banned nine cinema and lifestyle magazines for 
publishing pictures and stories about foreign celebrities and promoting 





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