Iran (newspaper)

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Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) IRNA
Publisher IRNA
Editor Javad Daliri
Sports editor Mehdi Maleki
Staff writers 730,000[1]
Founded 1995; 23 years ago (1995)
Language Persian
Headquarters Khoramshahr Street, Sohrevardi Street, Tehran, Iran
Circulation 165,000 Daily (2015)[2]
ISSN 1027-1449
Website www.iran-daily.comIran Daily

Iran (Persian: ایران‎) is the official daily newspaper of the government of Iran.[3]


Iran was launched in 1995.[4] The Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) owns and publishes Iran.[5] Iran's affiliated website is Iran Network.[5] IRNA also publishes Iran Daily, an English language daily newspaper, Alvefagh, an Arabic newspaper, Irane varzeshi, a sport daily newspaper, and Irane Sepid for blind people.[6] The newspaper supports the policies of the government and is described as a pro-government conservative daily.[5]

The daily was managed by Mosayeb Naeemi during the presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.[5] Following the 2013 presidential election Mohammad Taqi Roghaniha, CEO of Iran Cultural and Press Institute (ICPI), was appointed manager of the daily.[7]


Iran was closed down by the Press Supervisory Board in May 2006 following its publication a caricature which was deemed to be "divisive and provocative".[8] The caricature which mocked Azeris caused stir among Azeri people living in the country.[8] In response both the artist who had drawn the caricature and the editor-in-chief were arrested.[8] The paper was banned again for six months by an Iranian court due to its alleged false report in June 2013.[9][10]

See also


  1. ^ روزنامه ای که دولت قبلی کارمندانش را از 300نفر به 800نفر افزایش داد
  2. ^ تیراژ واقعی روزنامه‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ها چقدر‌ است؟
  3. ^ "ایران ; شماره ; صفحه اول". Iran. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Two more newspapers shut in Iran by the judiciary". Iran Press Service. Tehran. 4 May 2002. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  5. ^ a b c d "The Political Affiliations of Iranian Newspapers" (PDF). ASL19. 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
  6. ^ "News". Iran Daily. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
  7. ^ "A New Hope? Rouhani Press Reforms Usher in Optimism". Iran Media Program and ASL 19. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  8. ^ a b c Fazila Fathi (24 May 2006). "Iran Shuts Down Newspaper Over Cartoon". The New York Times. Tehran. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  9. ^ "Iran court bans state-owned newspaper for 6 months". The Daily Star. Tehran. AP. 2 June 2013. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
  10. ^ "Iran Newspaper Banned For 6 Months: Report". The Huffington Post. Tehran. 2 June 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
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