Maziar Bahari and Iran's Press TV - Macleans.ca

Maziar Bahari and Iran’s Press TV

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Press TV, an English-language TV station based in London that functions as a propaganda arm of Iran’s foreign ministry, may soon lose its British licence after broadcasting a forced “confession” by Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari while he was jailed in Tehran’s notrious Evin Prison.

Bahari was detained during protests that broke out following rigged presidential elections in June 2009 and falsely accused of spying for the CIA, MI6, and Mossad. He has since been released.

Press TV, meanwhile, regularly reports form Canada. A recent dispatch covered Ottawa’s Tulip Festival.

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