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In Iran, Fight Brews Over Blocked Broadcasts

Tehran blocking foreign broadcasts while sending out its own

(Newser) - Should Iran be allowed to use Western satellites to broadcast its state-run TV channels to dozens of countries while it continues to jam Persian language-channels from abroad? Human rights activists, who complain that Iran has stepped up censorship of channels such as the BBC and the Voice of America in... More »

Iran Arrests Alleged BBC Filmmakers

BBC denies it, says they are independents

(Newser) - Iranian authorities have arrested six filmmakers on allegations that they work for the BBC Persian Service—which is a crime in Iran, as is working for any non-government television or radio station. “The members of this covert cell of BBC Farsi were paid tens of thousands of dollars for... More »

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