Exiled Journalists

What is the impact of censorship in modern Iranian journalism?

There is a small Iranian community live in Prague who forced to exile from their homeland. All work as journalists in Radio Farda, Persian service in Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty. After the 1979 Revolution in Iran, many journalists have forcibly left Iran. Some of these people were no longer able to return to the journalism profession in the new society they live. Others continue to work with newbutrestrictedselectionsofFarsi-language media abroad to produce content for Iranian audiences. One of the main places for exiled Iranian journalists is in Prague. In fact, Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty which many Czechs listened surreptitiously during the communist era, moved main headquarter from Munich to Prague in early 1990a at the invitation of President Vaclav Havel.

These journalists cannot return to their birthplace as they work in media outlets broadcasting against the current regime of Iran. The access of these individuals to the Iranian society in order to track their professional activities has also been curtailed, and content production for Persian speakers is largely dependent on domestic and foreign news agencies, Iranian newspapers’ websites, social networks, former journalist colleagues inside Iran, and friends and acquaintances as well.

What is the meaning of journalism in exile for an immigrant journalist who faces the daily news and reports of the nation from thousands of kilometers away?