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Iran - Reformist daily closed over “I am Charlie” front page

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the closure of Mardom Emroz, a new reformist daily newspaper, for publishing a front-page photo of US actor George Clooney beneath a headline that quoted him as saying “I am Charlie.” A closure order issued by the Tehran public prosecutor on 17 January was confirmed today by the Committee for Press Authorization and Surveillance (an offshoot of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance), which said it was withdrawing the newspaper's permit for “insulting (...)

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