90 Miles From Tyranny : Iran state TV sees at least 2 news anchors quit: 'Forgive me for the 13 years I told you lies'

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Iran state TV sees at least 2 news anchors quit: 'Forgive me for the 13 years I told you lies'









At least two Iranian journalists at a state-owned media outlet reportedly resigned from their jobs, with one of them apologizing to viewers for "the 13 years I told you lies."

As Tehran continues to grapple with the fallout from protests stemming from a cover-up of its accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner, TV anchor Gelare Jabbari addressed her viewers on an Instagram post that appears to have been deleted.

“It was very hard for me to believe that our people have been killed," the post read, according to The Guardian. "Forgive me that I got to know this late. And forgive me for the 13 years I told you lies.”

Two other news anchors at the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) thanked their supporters in separate statements.

“Thank you for accepting me as anchor until today," said Zahra Khatami. "I will never get back to TV. Forgive me.”

Fellow anchor Saba Rad said she was leaving journalism after 21 years.

“Thank you for your support in all years of my career," she said. "I announce that after 21 years working in radio and TV, I cannot continue my work in the media. I cannot.”

The resignations come as Iranians again took to the streets in anti-government protests Monday. Many are calling for the ouster of government leaders after...


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2 comments:

  1. ...And their bodies are found a few days later in a dumpster behind a hookah bar. The hardest thing about the forensics here is figuring out which is the dumpster and which is the hookah bar!

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  2. They are more honest about their lies than our media is.

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