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Video: Press freedom in Iran

Panel discussion with CPJ

On 24 May, Marietje Schaake hosted a discussion in the European Parliament at the occassion of the launch of the special report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ): On the table: Why now is the time to sway Rouhani to meet his promises for press freedom in Iran

The report focuses on threats to and opportunities for the Iranian press and the extent to which President Rouhani has kept his campaign promises of a more open Iran. The full report can be found here.

Please find the video of the discussion below, featuring speakers Sherif Mansour (CPJ MENA Program Coordinator) and Mahsa Alimardani (Researcher at Article 19).