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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Faezeh Hashemi: The Situation of Media During Constitutional Revolution was Better Than Today, The Situation of Women was Better Before the Revolution !

ISNA news agency on Monday reported:
In a Meeting about the Media Freedom and the future of reform ,Faezeh Hashemi said:
If a country has more media freedom that country is more developed.

Faezeh Hashemi president of the "Defenders of Media Freedom " said ;" On the media situation we have gone backward and during the constitutional revolution the media situation was better than today. During constitutional revolution media need not media license , hundred years ago the media situation was better. Newspapers must function in the frame work of law. Unfortunately today not only the license but they take severe punishment towards a newspaper.
During Nov. /2013 To end of Feb./2013 Newspaper such as Bahar , Neshat , Shahrvand Emrooz, Ya Lesaratol Hosein and Asman were shut down because of articles or content and their managing editors like in the case of Asman was summoned and detained for three days.
Ms. Faezeh Hashemi said: Without any trial and conviction The managing editor of Asman was sent to Evin prison . Ms. Faezeh believe that the government of President Rohani will be able to control these kinds of events.
Ms. Hashemi said: In an interview with " Shargholosat " Newspaper ,i said: The women situation was better before the revolution and the women before the revolution had representative in the Upper Senate Assembly and even we had minister in the Government cabinet..........

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Link in Farsi:
http://www.balatarin.com/permlink/2014/2/24/3511680




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