Journalism in Iran is a dangerous, and often life-threatening, profession. Since the start of modern media and Iran’s Constitutional Revolution in 1905, Iranian governments have systematically intimidated, imprisoned, tortured and killed journalists.

Ever since the appearance of modern media in Iran in 1905, successive governments have systematically intimidated, imprisoned, tortured and jailed journalists and activists who use the media to share their message with others. This brutalization of journalists and information activists has worsened since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The Islamic Republic has been one of the world’s worst enemies of journalists and information activists over the past four decades.

Our Wall of Shame is an ongoing list of journalists, bloggers and activists who have been harassed, detained, jailed, exiled and in some cases executed. The goal is to compile a comprehensive record of all journalists who have been jailed since 1905. We know this is an ambitious plan. We have started by working our way backward: recording all the examples of our friends and colleagues who have been persecuted by the authorities in recent years. You can help us complete the Wall of Shame by contacting [email protected]

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