Ummid Assistant

CBSE starts counselling for board exams

IGNOU launches value education programme for teachers

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home International

People working for BBC Farsi service arrested in Iran

Tuesday February 07, 2012 09:18:14 AM, IANS

Tehran: A number of local people "secretly" working for the BBC Farsi-language service have been arrested in Iran, the Mehr news agency reported.

A source told Mehr that a number of "deceived" locals who were tasked with collecting news and information in Iran for the BBC have been arrested by security forces.

The people received "huge amount of money" from the BBC, the source said.

 

The exact number of people arrested was, however, not mentioned.

According to Xinhua, in November 2011, Mehr said that Iranian intelligence forces arrested Hassan Fathi, a local who was working as a reporter with the BBC for a long time, on charges of spreading lies about the country and making attempts to manipulate the Iranian public opinion.

In September, Iran said six Iranian nationals, including a woman, were arrested for working for the BBC's Farsi-language service and distributing photos, videos and information to reflect a negative image of Iran.

Xinhua said the BBC provides services from London in Farsi language eight hours a day for seven days a week, in peak viewing time of Iran and Afghanistan.

Iran's intelligence ministry earlier warned Iranians not to work with the BBC, saying that those who were thinking of cooperation with the BBC should be careful not to fall into the trap of the "anti-Iranian institution".

 



 


 

 

 

 

Bookmark and Share

Home | Top of the Page

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

i

i

More Headlines

Official fired for not sending people to pro-Putin rally

Peaceful start to local polls in Maharashtra

'Scientists should be accountable'

Hung assembly in Uttar Pradesh, SP on top: survey

Content screening: Facebook, others to reply in 15 days

India needs to rebuild its telecom narrative

India celebrates - and debates - relevance of Charles Dickens

Not obsessed to be PM, Congress solid in UP: Rahul

Have new formula for cube root, says Agra mathematician

Indian American to groom US Muslims for public service

Abandon Cold War mentality, China tells US

Exam time: Dial a helpline to overcome stress

New procedure busts deadly brain tumour cells

i

 

 

 

Top Stories

Hung assembly in Uttar Pradesh, SP on top: survey

The Samajwadi Party is likely to win 130-170 seats and finish on top of a hung 403-member Uttar Pradesh assembly, according to an opinion poll. The ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) may finish with  

UP 2012: Unpredictable outcome

Crime, money power shadow Uttar Pradesh polls

 

  Most Read

Not obsessed to be PM, Congress solid in UP: Rahul

Making it clear that he was not obsessed with becoming the prime minister, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Monday said his mission was to change Uttar Pradesh and the coming 

Indian American to groom US Muslims for public service

A Mysore-born Indian American public affairs specialist has been charged with revitalising the Muslim Public Service Network that grooms young American Muslims for public service and to take on civic leadership positions. "I believe that MPSN needs to form strong alliances with  

 

  News Pick

Content screening: Facebook, others to reply in 15 days

A Delhi court here Monday directed Facebook, Yahoo, Google and other websites to file written statements within 15 days on removing objectionable content from their sites after the Google informed it that it has removed   

Have new formula for cube root, says Agra mathematician

It has eluded experts for centuries, but now an Indian, following in the footsteps of Aryabhatt, one of the earliest Indian mathematicians, claims to have worked out a simple formula to find any number's cube root. Nirbhay Singh   

'Scientists should be accountable'

India's scientific community should learn to deal with public accountability while doing business with the private  

Ex-ISRO chief slams Antrix-Devas probe reports

 

Picture of the Day

New Delhi,27 Jan 2012-IGNOU Vice-Chancellor M Aslam receiving the "Best teaching practices Award" from noted film director Prakash Jha at the India Today Aspire education summit 2012,in New Delhi on Friday. Also in picture India Today Group's Rekha Puri.

(Photo: IANS/Amlan Paliwal)

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

 

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Science & Technology

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Health

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

Contact us

Business

Career

Education

     

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.