Three Board Members of the Iranian Writers Association (IWA) were Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

Source: Human Rights Activists News Agency   Baktash Abtin, Reza Khandan Mahabadi, and Keyvan Bajan were charged with “propaganda against

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Previous EU Needed Now to Lead on Press Protection

The U.S. is no longer the active leader in promoting press freedom as a vital pillar of democracy. The EU

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Iran Sinks in Press Freedom Index After Jailing More Journalists

By Michael Lipin Source: Voice of America (VOA) This article originated in VOA’s Persian service.  Media rights group Reporters Without Borders

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Amnesty International Calls 2018 the “Year of Shame” for Iran

By Raman Ghavami Source: Fair Observer   Since December 2017, the authorities in Iran have intensified their crackdown, specifically targeting

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