2022-12-21 11:51:32 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom MediaRoom Submissions

This submission by MEAA has been made to the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade inquiry into human rights implications of recent violence in Iran.

MEAA’s focus in this submission is the state repression of journalists within Iran as they seek to report on the death in custody in September of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini and subsequent protests. It is crucial that media workers are able to report on what is happening in Iran without fear or favour.

Our focus on journalism reflects our particular responsibilities and in no way signals a lesser concern for general human rights in Iran, particularly those affecting women.