“Censorship and Literature” by Habib Farahzadi
The first time I was called to the student disciplinary committee of Tehran University was due to the fact that I had written and translated short stories about various topics in a school publication. Even though during this time there was more space to write and to speak our mind, the censorship apparatus was still hard at work. There was still a general fear of censorship in the air. Various publications and newspapers feared getting suspended or their licenses getting revoked by the authorities. This fear of crackdown was in fact a key element in widespread self-censorship of university, local and national press.