پنجشنبه ۷ اردیبهشت ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۱۳:۵۴
PRESS: Prosecuted Editor Plans a New Newspaper
In an interview with Washington Post, prosecuted editor Emadeddin Baghi promotes his new newspaper Jumhuriyat, the launching of which impresses Post writer with what he calls "the core resilience and the discreet new trajectory of the progressive impulse in Iran." “Why is Emadeddin Baghi, a veteran of three years in prison and seven shuttered papers, beaming as he goes about the business of launching an eighth publication?,” asks the Washington Post, after a summary on the treatment of reformist faction newspapers in the hands of the Islamic government’s conservative judiciary.
“Jumhuriyat, coming Sunday to newsstands in Tehran, illustrates both the core resilience and the discreet new trajectory of the progressive impulse in Iran, where politics is not what it used to be,” Washington Post’s writer Karl Vick opined.
“After all this repression, it would be a sign of hope to people,” said Baghi, from a corner of a crowded table in a room swarming with young reporters. “We are still alive. We are still trying… We want to show that such a thing is still possible here, the Post quoted from Baghi.
The newspaper is arriving just when the reform movement in Iran is giving every appearance of being on the run, if not actually finished, Post said.