Saturday, June 8, 2013
Iranian Email To Time Magazine Shows Western Journalists Are Muzzled
An email intended for a senior editor at Time Magazine, which was accidentally sent to The Truth Is Viral by Iranian press officer Alireza Miryousefi, shows that the "fixing" agency they are using to handle arrangements for a Time reporter in Iran has told the magazine that their reporter would not be allowed to conduct any unsupervised interviews or even have dinner outside of their Iranian state approved hotel.
"Ali, we are hearing from Ivan Sahar that journalists will not be allowed to conduct individual interviews, or even have dinner outside the hotel," the email from a senior editor at Time magazine stated.
If Time Magazine's own "fixer" is telling them that their reporter would basically be locked down inside his hotel without a government minder, the question has to be asked: Is there any truth at all coming out of Iran, or just information the Islamic Republic approves?