National Reporter’s Day marked in Iran
Iran has commemorated National Reporter’s Day marking the anniversary of the killing of an Iranian reporter in Afghanistan seventeen 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.
In a message on Friday, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani expressed his felicitations on the occasion of National Reporter’s Day.
Reporters, who shoulder the responsibility of disseminating timely and correct information and informing people on realities, are “living conscience and wakeful eyes” in the path of prosperity, the president said.
Since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, over 30 journalists and media workers, including a Press TV cameraman, have lost their lives in the war-ravaged country
Press TV’s cameraman Farhad Taqaddosi died in hospital in the Afghan capital of Kabul after English-language television network’s office came under a rocket attack in 2011.