Press TV, an extremist Iranian Channel

#Iran/ Press TV

The funny thing that kept me laughing for an hour is how the Iranian Government (the so called powerful and legitimate government) and its allies fear a lot and to bones “the Power of Word” even on this incoherent virtual social media thing (that’s why assassination was – throughout history – and still a tool practiced by Iran to eliminate its enemies).

I was banned recently from Press TV official facebook page (an extremist and unreliable Iranian tv channel which spreads nothing but lies and unauthentic news) simply because, I was kicking their ass along with some of their fans asses too, by presenting evidences and proofs based on history, law, facts, logic and ethics which they couldn’t deny. Such kind of tv channels represents a threat to societies since it is nothing but another mean of violating Human Rights by spreading false and maligned news and information against Islam and many topics for the sake of distorting this religion and the facts around the world, and then banning those who seek knowledge and expose their lies and allegations.

They couldn’t present any authentic evidences for many of their allegations in many cases and reports, thus they BANNED me from commenting and practicing my freedom of expression which they keep barking its respected in their channel unlike other channels as they say! Hypocrites!

Obviously, Press TV as a speaker of the Iranian government has violated my right to express my views and seek knowledge by violating article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which stipulates that: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers“. Also, article 19 (paragraphs 1 and 2) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which states that: “1. Everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference. 2. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice“.

And for the smart ones who would allege that Press TV has practiced its right to block someone I say, as a lawyer, I know perfectly the difference between the right to block someone and the freedom of expression, I mean, this is my job, and I am the best at it. But also a person should bear in mind that the right to block someone (by a tv channel which is meant to be for public knowledge) is only practiced if this someone breaches someone else’s rights -which is not my case here as I didn’t swear or curse or even use any bad words in my comments that may harm someone’s rights or breaches any human rights. Furthermore, article 19 of the UDHR states clearly that freedom of expression can’t be achieved by blocking someone from seeking information (… and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers…), and YES Press TV practiced their right to block me but that practice wasn’t built on legal basis as the restrictions mentioned in article 19 (paragraph 3) of ICCPR of freedom of expression shall only be provided by law and are necessary: (a) For respect of the rights or reputations of others;(b) For the protection of national security or of public order (ordre public), or of public health or morals. And I believe my comments neither threaten the National security of Iran nor the reputation of this tv channel, thus they don’t have the right to block a poor knowledge seeker like me!

By banning me, Press TV is adopting the quote that says; “if you can’t beat your enemies by word, kill them”!

Congratulations for this victory you weak hypocrites!


Monitoring Human Rights violations committed by media.

Mouaaz Al Ajami

Uppsala, Sweden