Iran’s government has shut down two publications as part of a continuing crackdown on pro-reform media voices.
The country’s Press Supervisory Board has banned one of the best-selling reformist newspapers and revoked the licence of a weekly magazine.
Both publications had links to Mehdi Karroubi, the opposition politician who angered the authorities again last week by saying that the government was facing crisis following the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The government says the publications repeatedly violated press laws.
Al Jazeera’s Alireza Ronaghi reports from Tehran on the restrictions faced by journalists in the country.