Guardian: Iran bans contact with BBC

Iran has banned contact with more than 60 international organisations, including the BBC:

The intelligence ministry said the blacklist included thinktanks, universities and broadcasting organisations identified as waging a “soft war” aimed at toppling Iran’s Islamic system.

The BBC launched a Farsi satellite television channel last year. The corporation’s coverage of the post-election protests in Iran was fed by user-generated content after foreign news organisations had their movements restricted in the country.

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