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27 May, Monday

Iran considers itself victim of fake news

Managing Director of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) said that some international media deliberately and inadvertently release untrue information to the audience and this has caused Iran to be one of the victims of the fake news.

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Seyyed Zia Hashemi, on Sunday, at the second conference on media literacy titled “The Experience of Foreign Media in Iran” held at the library of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, said, “There is a lot of misinformation about Iran in the international media.”

Referring to the presence of foreign journalists in Iran, he said, “This art and the value of the media, and of course, is a mission that must share our knowledge and experience, and I am glad that the hospitality of the Iranian people is evident to foreign journalists.” 

“The knowledge and media literacy is a necessity that contributes to the knowledge and power of media appraisal and the maximum benefit of media power, and we are pleased to see this in our society,” the Managing Director of the Islamic Republic News Agency said.

Hashemi noted, 'In all the media communities in the world, and in the expert and managerial meetings where I attended, there has always been an interest in the growing power of the media, the need for media literacy is growing, because the media in societies are expanding.”


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