Journalists receiving threatening SMS in Iran

Tehran- More than hundreds of Journalist and Public figures in Iran received a threatening message, which started a wave of fear in the media and general public. The text was a warning to alert the journalists to avoid the contact with the “hostile” organizations working outside the country. Iranian Students news agency reported that the […]

Tehran- More than hundreds of Journalist and Public figures in Iran received a threatening message, which started a wave of fear in the media and general public. The text was a warning to alert the journalists to avoid the contact with the “hostile” organizations working outside the country.

Iranian Students news agency reported that the message said “All contacts and collaboration with hostile elements based abroad, by mail or other methods of communication, is a crime and will be brought to justice. This SMS is the last warning”.

Other journalists and media asked the Security and cyber agencies to track down the origin of this message before something catastrophic happen. According to the media reports more than 700 people received this message. And contacting such large audience wouldn’t be an easy task, so judiciary must act against those who are responsible.

Iran banned its people from any contact with foreign based media and giving any information which can cause damage until the investigation is complete. In April, Tehran, sentenced number of journalists accused of having a “contact with western governments”. The increasing hostility between Iran and America also change the scenario of this event.

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