Iran Fordha (cartoon)
Region: Middle East
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Medium: Print Journalism
Artist: Azza Allah Sahabi
Confronting Bodies: Iranian court
Dates of Action: December, 1998
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