Imam Khomeini promoted press freedom, wanted media to raise awareness

Imam Khomeini promoted press freedom, wanted media to raise awareness

The founder of the Islamic Republic wanted the press and media to become a source of useful information and to play a role of a mobile schools.Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic once told a gathering of reporters and journalists that press, radio, TV and printed media must reflect information and current affairs and raise awareness.

 The world religious and spiritual leader of Muslim world said that the media should also be able to prevent the deviant currents and issues in the society.

Media outlets made significant progress after the victory of the Islamic Revolution under the wise leadership of Imam Khomeini since 1979.

The founder of the Islamic Republic also wanted journalists, professors and seminary lecturers to decorate themselves with ethics, virtues and piety alongside the knowledge as well.

The world Muslim leader wanted the academics and media men to equip themselves with variety of disciplines of knowledge including several inter disciplinary fields.

 Iranian media continue to highlight the sufferings being faced by the Muslim and oppressed nations.

The relatives and individuals within close circle of  Imam Khomeini used to regularly have a glance at morning and evening publications over the past decades.

 There are also some rare glimpses of Imam Khomeini reading a newspaper while walking. Someone can guess from the dress that the photo was taken during autumn or early winter season.

Italaat Newspaper has been one of the publications Imam used to regularly read during 1980s.

Friends and relatives say that Imam Khomeini, who had well command on Islamic sciences and several inter-disciplinary fields of knowledge, regularly used to listen media and read newspaper in order to keep himself updated about the occurrences happening around the world.

Imam was also very punctual and used to carry out all of his religious duties and tasks on time.

The emergence of the Islamic revolution in 1979 under the wise leadership of Imam Khomeini put Iran on the track of progress, restored dignity to entire Muslim Ummah and strengthened the rights of oppressed nations in various parts of the glebe. 

This comes as Iran commemorated National Reporter’s Day marking the anniversary of the killing of an Iranian reporter in Afghanistan 19 years ago. 

August 8 was designated National Reporter’s Day in Iran after Taliban militants killed Mahmoud Saremi, the correspondent of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), along with eight Iranian diplomats, in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif in 1998.

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