Unemployed in Tehran

saharkhiz540.jpgIssa Saharkhiz talks about the difficulties of working as a journalist in Tehran to NPR. Or in his case, of not working. Saharkhiz tells NPR that every paper he’s ever worked on has been closed. Most recently, the Iranian authorities closed two popular publications he ran; the Daily Economic News and a monthly magazine called Aftab,

“I worked for almost 10 papers during the last eight years. Unfortunately, all of them were closed by the court or the government. Two years ago, they sent me to … court” link

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