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Iran media subsidies to be based on loyalty: Minister

4 October 2010

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Iran media subsidies to be based on loyalty: Minister

“We will not provide aid to print media, book publishers and film-makers that go contrary to the path of the establishment, but we will help those newspapers whose stance is in line with the establishment’s aims,” said Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Mohammad Hosseini. The authorities jailed celebrated director Jafar Panahi for three months this year over an “unauthorised” film about the¬†post-election¬†unrest amid a crackdown on critics and opposition supporters.

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