Iran Fordha (cartoon)

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Date: 1998

Region: Middle East

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Print Journalism

Artist: Azza Allah Sahabi

Confronting Bodies: Iranian court

Dates of Action: December, 1998

Location: Iran

Description of Artwork: A caricature printed in Iran Fordha (Iran Tomorrow) critical of the army.

The Incident: The director of Iran Fordha, Sahabi, was ordered to "stop all [journalistic] activities" for one year and pay a $1,000 fine for publishing his cartoon."

Results of Incident: The punishment given to Sahabi shows the pressure on liberal journalists in Iran.

Source: Index on Censorship, 1/99