Martin Bright

Iranian propaganda and terror

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I was delighted to have the opportunity to talk about the Iranian state channel Press TV on Newsnight last night (see footage below). Nick Ferrari has resigned as a presenter over the channel's coverage of recent events in Iran and I'm certain Andrew Gilligan will do the same. This dreadful channel should be allowed to wither through neglect by serious journalists.

Meanwhile I hear the Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari has been detained, of which more in later posts. The next stage of this terrible crisis seems to be the detention of dissidents and intellectuals.

Fellow journalists should do everything they can to publicise these cases.