Iran's War of Words
The nation's young population struggles to safely express its voice.
By Omid Memarian
Posted March 21, 2007
"As a journalist for Hayat-e Nou, one of Tehran's most popular reformist papers, I understand that certain topics are taboo regardless of the relevance importance or reliability of facts and sources. In Iran, what was untouchable was untouchable and "freedom of speech" was a rare experience."
"...A Tradition of Censorship
The main challenges for media in Iran include old and inefficient press laws, lack of understanding of the true role of media, the domination of "conspiracy theory" toward journalists and censorship. Since I started my writing career in 1999, I have experienced three forms of censorship in my professional work: self-censorship, editorial and governmental." (Read the rest of the article here.)