"> Name: Iranian journalist punished for political cartoon

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  Middle East and Caucasus

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumPrint Journalism

Artist: Azza Allah Sahabi

Confronting Bodies: Iranian court

Date of Action: December 1998

Specific Location: Iran

Description of Artwork: A caricature printed in "Iran Fordha" (Iran Tomorrow) critical of the army.

Description of Incident: The director of "Iran Fordha", Sahabi, was ordered to "stop all [journalistic] activities" for one year and pay a $1,000 fine for publishing his cartoon.

Results of Incident: The punishment given to Sahabi shows the pressure on liberal journalists in Iran.

Source: Index on Censorship, 1/99

Submitted By: NCAC

FileRoom Search | Table of Contents | Category Homepage | NCAC