Iran complains about UK coverage of protests

The letter asserts that the media outlets violated U.K. and international media regulations and tried to incite protesters into using violent tactics.

5 January 2018 | 17:53

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 5 January 2018 | 17:53

Iranian pro-government protesters take part in a march held after the weekly Friday prayers in central Tehran on January 5, 2018. (AFP Photo/ ATTA KENARE)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Britain's media regulator said it is considering an official letter received from Iran's embassy in London complaining about media coverage of the protests. 

The regulator, known as Ofcom, said Friday the letter is being carefully evaluated.

Iranian state media said the government is complaining about what it calls a propaganda campaign orchestrated by U.K.-based Persian-language broadcasters.

The letter asserts that the media outlets violated U.K. and international media regulations and tried to incite protesters into using violent tactics.

Ofcom has a broad regulatory role in Britain, overseeing television, radio, high-speed internet and other sectors. One of its roles is to protect British consumers from harmful content.


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