Monday, November 1, 2010

Iran: 17th International Festival and Fair of Press and News Agencies: There is no free press in Islam!!

Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to report, film or take pictures in Tehran. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad smiles as he attends the 17th International Festival and Fair of Press and News Agencies closing ceremony in Tehran November 1, 2010.

Don't suspect many western media were in attendance ~ probably get arrested ~ for some spying charge or other. But here is what someone who did attend had to say ~ claims media harrassment:

UK 'Muslim Weekly' journalist: Western propaganda should be countered by Muslim media, dialogue

(ABNA) - Talking to Iran News Agency on the sidelines of the 17th International Festival and Fair of the Press and News Agencies, Editor-in-Chief of the UK-based weekly, `The Muslim Weekly’, Ahmed A Malik, said western media are controlled by the Jewish people and their news are biased targeting Muslims.

“…They attack Muslims; they label us terrorists and they harass us in many ways,” said the journalist.

He hailed the idea of holding such an exhibition and said the event will help Iran introduce its true image as westerners have tried to tarnish it.

He said Iran has been capable of bringing the world together and discuss issues relating to Muslim world.

By the way, he said, the participants in the current expo can share views and experience.

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