French shocked by program on Iran SMCCDI (Information Service) Jan 16, 2004
Millions of French were shocked, yesterday evening, by a program broadcasted on Iran. The program which was the famous "Forbidden Iran" was broadcasted by the governmental "Antenne 2" (A2) network and was seen by more than 20 millions. Tens of e.mails have been sent, in the first hours following this broadcast, to SMCCDI by expressing writers' anger of French Government's Policy in reference to Iran and the support of French citizens of the Iranian Resistants. One of these e.mails is stating: "fight , fight, for your freedoom and put an end to this horrible regime which by constantly violating the most basic human rights denies the existence of Allah and mankind.
I, as a french citizen ,how can i help you ??
Go ahead and remember this song of the french resistance during world war the second: IF YOU FALL, another will go out to fight.
Laurent". The program broadcasted by this French TV was the original 40 minutes documentary shown by the English "Channel 4" and not the 20 minutes censored program shown on the American PBS. The original program shows scenes of stonning and amputation processes along with interviews made with families of slained opponents, such as, the late Foroohars. The broadcast by the British "Channel 4" had already created anger among many British as was showing their Foreign Secretary as an ardent supporters of the mullahs oppressing Iran. Tens of e.mails were received as well following the broadcast. "Forbidden Iran" became possible due to the courage of "Jane Kokan" a maverick female reporter having traveled undercover to Iran. Aryo Pirouznia, speaking on behalf of SMCCDI, had expressed the Movement's deepest gratitudes, to Ms. Kokan and her team, during the reporter's interview on the Glen Mitchell Show broadcasted by the US National Public Radio (NPR) on January 7th. "Madam, we praise your courage for having accomplished what for many Iranians have died by trying to show the plight of the Iranian Nation to the World..." Pirouznia had said in part of program. http://www.daneshjoo.org/article/publish/article_3111.shtml
I heard recently that this uncensored version will be broadcast all over Europe in the coming days.
This is great news. I only wish that we could have seen the entire broadcast here in the US.
posted on 01/16/2004 10:45:26 AM PST
(Until they are free, we shall all be Iranians!)
"The program broadcasted by this French TV was the original 40 minutes documentary shown by the English "Channel 4" and not the 20 minutes censored program shown on the American PBS. The original program shows scenes of stonning and amputation processes along with interviews made with families of slained opponents, such as, the late Foroohars. "
Thanks for this info. It seemed strange that it was only 20 mins long. We got the "watered-down" version.
Great to hear the Europeans are getting the real thing.
The EU needs to change their position on Iran. Hopefully pressure from the people will make a difference.
posted on 01/16/2004 3:20:26 PM PST
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