Iran’s journalists under pressure

Bans on two newspapers are latest in string of closures since June’s disputed election.

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.

Source: Al Jazeera

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