Aired on Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar) -
September 24, 2008 - 00:02:15 : Liberal and Conservative Iranian Journalists Clash on Al-Jazeera TV .
A debate between Iranian political analysts Mashallah Shams Al-Waizeen and Hassan Hanizadeh, which aired on Al-Jazeera TV on September 24, 2008.
Mashallah Shams Al-Waizeen: There is a serious regression in Iranian media, particularly in the free press. Statistics point to the shortcomings and indeed, the failure of President Ahmadinejad and his government in managing the media in Iran. Many Iranian newspapers have been shut down during President Ahmadinejad's term in office – 25 newspapers and journals have been shut down. The passage of information in Iran is greatly obstructed. The Western media in Farsi has gained much popularity among Iranian viewers. Many people in Iran watch American TV, I'm sad to say. As a journalist, I have never seen wha
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