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BBC correspondant ordered to leave Tehran

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posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 10:20 AM
You see, he was taking pictures/film of what was REALLY happening and not the Dictators spin.

Remember, if you blame others, you don't have to take responsibility for what YOU are doing or not doing.

Also remember, the ignorant are the easiest to spin to and if the Iranians don't know the truth, they can't choose to support it.

posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 10:37 AM
All foreign media has been ordered to leave.

Just wanted to make that clear.

posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 10:41 AM
reply to post by RRconservative


Do you have a link to that fact????

posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 10:42 AM
BBC are the propaganda for the british intelligence services. What do you expect iran to do, let them keep trying to project out there rubbish.

Last week bbc where caught sending out pictures, but describing them as the opponant when there where the presidents people marching.

posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 10:43 AM
Here's a link for those who'd like to read more:

BBC on Iran

This is pretty interesting, the way that the Iranian government is ousting foreign correspondents shows how frantically they're grasping at straws to keep their population in the dark.
Not to mention that the Ayatollah called the British government the 'most evil' of the western powers. Hmmm.
It shows how as power struggles increase withing Iran, they're increasingly becoming more isolationist. It figures that you can't have foreign reporters snooping around just as tanks are descending on Tehran, as in this THREAD.

posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 10:44 AM

Originally posted by andy1033
BBC are the propaganda for the british intelligence services.

Really andy1033, if that's the case do you pay the TV licence in the UK? If you believe it is macabre, sinister and associated to the "mind control technology of MI6" then surely you will refuse to pay the licence?

Remember how to cure your paranoia? calm blue ocean, calm blue ocean....

posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 10:46 AM
reply to post by purehughness

Like I said to RR...

Do you have a link to foreign news people, besides bbc, being asked/told to leave Iran???

I guess the BBC allowed too much truth to come out, always dangerous for religious dictatorships like Iran.

posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 10:47 AM
reply to post by mrmonsoon

Skynews has been asked to leave, I believe US media too.
Reports even suggest Al Jazeera English have been told to vacate Iran.

posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 10:48 AM
reply to post by infinite

As to the previous posters, do you have links to that effect.

I don't doubt you, but you know we require links to prove news reports...

posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 10:51 AM
reply to post by mrmonsoon

It was reported live on air on Skynews...I cannot locate information on their website, but the foreign news editor clearly stated they are operating in a neighbour country.

posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 10:52 AM
reply to post by mrmonsoon

Iran's hard-line regime, starting to show stress under the mounting pressure of massive opposition rallies, has told foreign media that if they're seen on the streets of Tehran today with a camera, they will be arrested.

Tuesday, the regime's Ministry of Islamic Guidance, which strictly controls where all foreign media go and who they speak to in Iran, told CBS News and, we believe, all other Western media, that the rally scheduled by opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi's supporters for Tuesday afternoon was illegal, and so, therefore, was covering it.

But the ban is much broader than that, extending to any coverage in Tehran whatsoever.

"No journalist has permission to report or film or take pictures in the city," a Culture Ministry official told the Reuters news agency.

I guess technically there are media there, but are forbidden to do any reporting.

Journalists have effectually been confined to their hotels.

Covering this election debacle has been incredibly difficult for us already, given the regime's relentless — albeit never 100-percent successful — attempt to stifle the flow of information via phone lines and the Internet.

posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 11:42 AM
reply to post by andy1033

It is sad to see how far the BBC has fallen in eight years, before the Iraq War the BBC was universally regarded as the most ethical and credible news organization in the world.

posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 08:35 AM
Well it would be a fairly good guess that foreign media has been kicked out of Iran to try and reduce the leaked coverage of any bloody massacres by government forces . Iran's leader will have learned the Tiananmen Square concerning to many watching eyes and the unwanted publicity that comes with it . Unlike the fall of the Berlin Wall when no one was willing to give the order to open fire the Republican Guard may just decided that they have more bullets then protesters .


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