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“There are streaks of Ahmadinejad’s populism in Rouhani as well”; prominent director sharply rebukes Rouhani’s address to the opening ceremony of the 2014 Fajr Film Festival

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Jafar Panahi to Hassan Rouhani: “Do Not Try to Establish a New System of Censorship!” “To my utmost regret, after reading the complete (Rouhani’s) address, I was reminded of the words of Sadegh Zibakalam: “There are streaks of Ahmadinejad’s populism in Rouhani as well.” I believe that the latter is more dangerous, because while the former’s policies had merely become superficial slogans, this administration is consciously trying to establish a new system of censorship.


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  • Published: 2 years ago on Thursday, 6 February 2014
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: February 6, 2014 @ 2:57 pm
  • Filed Under: Human Rights
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    • http://khabaronline.ir/detail/336224/culture/cinema; http://tavaana.org/en/content/jafar-panahi-hassan-rouhani-do-not-try-establish-new-system-censorship

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