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The story: Hardline MPs in Iran have introduced a motion intended to increase media censorship in the Islamic Republic. The move to restrict foreign media—along with local outlets relaying their coverage— has sparked backlash from Reformists, and also a few conservative journalists. While the bill may result in a loss of readers for local outlets, it may serve as a boost to the Reformist camp ahead of the June presidential elections.
The coverage: The proposal, introduced by 41 hardline MPs to parliament on Apr. 18 but only made public...
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