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No Wonder why Iran has Filtered BBC Persian's Website

BBC Persian's coverage on Akbar Ganji and some other figures has continuously violated its principle of impartiality.

In its latest report on Ganji, the title reads "Ganji's Speech at the European Parliament," whereas the lead of the same story suggests he has only spoken in front of a few MEPs in Strasbourg, not even in Brussels.

Moreover, in its extensive coverage on Mr. Ganji, BBC has never reflected the views of his critics, including many prominent reformists in Iran and many leftists activists inside and outside Iran. They have also published the full text of his speech which could imply that the BBC either endorses his views or put a great significance on it.

No wonder why their website is seen by the Islamic Republic as a biased outlet for the opposition, backed by the British government, and therefore is filtered in iran.

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