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Ofcom investigates Iran's Press TV over 'interview'

A journalist has accused the Iranian channel Press TV of colluding in his wrongful imprisonment after he was detained for filming protests during last year’s presidential elections in Iran.

Freelance documentary maker Maziar Bahari has taken his case against Press TV – which launched in Britain three years ago and broadcasts to nearly ten million UK subscribers - to Ofcom, the broadcasting standards watchdog.

Mr Bahari, who now lives in Britain, accuses the channel of breaching Ofcom rules on privacy and fairness for recording his forced confession inside a Tehran prison.

Press TV, an English language channel funded by the Tehran government, describes itself as providing a 'voice for the voiceless.'

With glossy presenters, and colourful sets, it is the model of an international 24 hour news channel. Broadcasting live from London, and Tehran, it features an array of local


Added: Jun-10-2010 Occurred On: Jun-10-2010
By: gatyair
Iran, News, Middle East
Tags: PressTV, Ofcon, Maziar Bahari, iran
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