Episode 3: Freedom of Press
In this episode Mohsen Sazegara and Roozbeh Mirebrahimi discuss the definition and mechanisms of freedom of press. In this discussion, they address the role and critical importance of freedom of press for a functional democracy. They argue that that free press connects the various aspects of freedom of expression and democracy. Further, the two experts discuss the status and limitations of freedom of press in today’s Iran.
Roozbeh Mirebrahimi is an Iranian journalist and blogger. A recipient of the 2006 Human Rights Watch Award, Mirebrahimi spent 60 days in an Iranian prison due to his work to give press coverage to human rights violations in the Islamic Republic. While in exile in the US, he continues his work as a journalist and a human rights advocate.