Pardis Minucheher. Writing in Tehran. The First Freedom of Press Law

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Bianca Devos, « Pardis Minucheher. Writing in Tehran. The First Freedom of Press Law », Abstracta Iranica, ID : 10.4000/abstractairanica.40775


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This article about on Iran’s first press law, enacted on 10 February 1908, sheds light on the intellectual, social and political context in which the bill of law was drafted. It traces discussions in the press preceding enactment and analyzes the views of early constitutionalist journalists, from whom publishing a newspaper was “the holiest and the best service for their country, a ‘sacred’ weapon” (p. 230) that could be used to curb abuses of power by the government. When the newspapers incr...

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