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Saturday, 29 April, 2000, 14:36 GMT 15:36 UK
Clampdown - the cartoonists' eye
Cartoonists in Iran's pro-reform newspapers have turned an increasingly critical eye on the media clampdown. Here is a sample of press cartoons from recent days.

The three newspapers featured in this round-up have all now been suspended.

scissor cartoon
From Mosharekat (Participation) - the suspended paper published by President Khatami's brother

axe cartoon
"Now write!" - taken from Mosharekat

head cartoon
The press crackdown viewed by Aftab-e Emrooz (Today's Sun)

jail cartoon
"I guess we must release all murderers, thieves and extortionists - because they're bringing in the journalists!"

foot cartoon
Stamped out: Akhbar-e Eqtesad (Economic News) makes its point

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28 Apr 00 | Middle East
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