IRAN WATCH CANADA

Sunday, April 12, 2015


The Islamic Republic of Iran has been falling in the index since 2003 and moderate conservative Hassan Rouhani’s installation as president in June 2013 has not had a positive impact on freedom of information. The authorities have closed newly-created news outlets and, with the active cooperation of a judicial system controlled by the Supreme Leader, the Revolutionary Guards have orchestrated a wave of arrests resembling the one unleashed five years earlier after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed reelection. The Rouhani administration has played a role in the arrests as a silent accomplice. Iran continues to be one of the world’s five biggest prisons for news and information providers, with 50 journalists and netizens currently detained.

Position since 2002

YearPosition
2014#173 /  180
2013#174 /  178
2012#174 /  178
2011-
2010#175 /  173
2009#172 /  170
2008#166 /  168
2007#166 /  164
2006#162 /  161
2005#164 /  161
2004#158 /  158
2003#160 /  158
2002#122 /  134

2015 World Press Freedom Index

In 2014, no journalists and no net-citizens were killed.
 See the full 2015 Press freedom barometer

Link:
http://index.rsf.org/#!/index-details/IRN

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