Prédateur

Ali KHAMENEI

19 avril 1939



Guide de la révolution islamique depuis le 4 juin 1989. Président de la République islamique entre 1981 et 1989, membre du Conseil de la révolution entre 1978 et 1981 


Prédateur depuis 1981



 Iran, 174e/180 au Classement mondial de la liberté de la presse 2021



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Dear [Name of Candidate],

I am writing to ask you what you plan to do to defend the First Amendment, freedom of the press, and the fundamental rights of journalists to practice their profession freely in what has become an increasingly hostile environment for information and news providers.

The United States, which enshrines press freedom in the First Amendment of its Constitution, is currently witnessing a drastic decline in media freedom. On June 28, one of the most horrific attacks on press freedom in the United States occurred when five employees, including four reporters, were killed at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland. According to the US Press Freedom Tracker, which comprehensively documents press freedom violations in the US committed by national, state, and local authorities as well as private individuals, 33 journalists were arrested, 43 were physically attacked, and 15 seizures of journalists’ equipment occurred in 2017. In one of these incidents, Rep. Greg Gianforte physically assaulted a Guardian journalist the night before his state’s election. While covering the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, journalists were impersonated on social media, impeding their ability to accurately investigate the facts and disseminate information which could be vital to preventing a similar tragedy. This hostility towards the press not only risks compromising the American public’s right to be informed through journalists’ reporting, but can also degrade the public’s trust in the media itself.

This is not a partisan issue; it is a fundamental right that impacts every American no matter their politics. Journalism is at the crux of our democracy, and communities everywhere rely on journalists to provide them with information that is essential to their daily decision-making processes. It was local investigative journalist Curt Guyette who broke the story about Flint, Michigan’s lack of access to clean water in 2014, prompting years of class-action lawsuits, protests, and subsequent federal assistance to the city in order to try to resolve the crisis. Reporters Megan Twohey, Jodi Kantor, and Ronan Farrow publicized sexual assault allegations against influential Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in 2017, leading to the ubiquitous and powerful #MeToo movement which brought decades of sexual abuse and harassment across multiple industries to light.

Yet freedom of the press in the US is currently in dire need of congressional support. It is our civic duty as one of the world’s leading democracies to uphold principles that support and protect the rights of journalists so that they may hold those in power accountable and ensure an informed and engaged community.

If you are elected, what do you plan to do to protect this utterly essential component of our democracy? What are your plans to protect the public’s right to be informed through a free and independent press?

Sincerely,
[Your name]
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Hello, my name is _______ and I am from [city, state].

I’m calling to let you know that [candidate/representative]'s stance on freedom of the press is extremely important in my decision to vote. I feel that this is not a partisan issue, but a fundamental right that impacts every American no matter their politics.

I have become increasingly concerned with the growing climate of hostility for journalists in this country, and I would like for [candidate/representative] to publicly address what they will do to defend press freedom if [he/she] is elected.

Thank you.
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Freedom of the press is suffering in the US. @[yourcandidate] if you are elected to serve in Congress, what are your plans to protect journalists and our right to be informed? Will you #DefendPressFreedom?

Democracy depends on a free and independent press and its ability to hold those in power accountable. [@yourcandidate] will you take measures to protect journalism and the First Amendment? Will you #DefendPressFreedom?

In June, four reporters were murdered in an appalling targeted attack on the Capital Gazette and freedom of the press. [@yourcandidate] what will you do to address the growing threat to journalists in this country? #DefendPressFreedom

Press freedom is in steady decline in the US. I want my representative to defend the work of journalists as well as my right to be informed. [@yourcandidate] if you are elected what will you do to protect a free press? #DefendPressFreedom
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Journalists play a crucial role in our democracy by keeping us informed and holding those in power accountable. And yet in the US, attacks on journalists are becoming more common, undermining the media's role and creating opportunities for government overreach, the erosion of press freedom, and impeding our right to be informed. I’m contacting my candidates and encouraging them to defend press freedom during their midterm election campaign. Join me at DefendPressFreedom.com

A free press is essential to our democracy. Communities everywhere rely on journalists to report on our government’s actions and hold public figures accountable, providing us with the information we need to make decisions every day. And yet physical, verbal, and online attacks against journalists in the US are increasing at an astonishing rate. I’m contacting my candidates and encouraging them to defend press freedom during their midterm election campaign. You should too. Read more at DefendPressFreedom.com

Press freedom is declining in the US at an alarming rate. Physical, verbal, and online attacks against journalists have increased drastically in the last two years. As the US midterm elections approach, we must remind our congressional candidates that journalists play a crucial role in our democracy by keeping us informed and holding those in power accountable. I’m contacting my representatives and encouraging them to defend press freedom during their midterm election campaign. Join in and help me spread the word at DefendPressFreedom.com

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    MODE DE PRÉDATION : théocratie orwellienne




    Instaurateur du système de répression par la charriât, le Guide suprême accuse régulièrement la presse indépendante d'être manipulée par des forces étrangères. À la tête des principales institutions politiques, militaires et judiciaires du pays, Ali Khamenei ordonne les arrestations et les condamnations des journalistes à de lourdes peines de prison, voire à la peine capitale. Les Gardiens de la révolution sont directement impliqués dans la surveillance et le harcèlement des journalistes, qui sont régulièrement convoqués pour interrogatoire et détenus dans des conditions effroyables. Depuis l’avènement d’internet, le Guide et ses agents veillent aussi à la pureté de l’information sur les réseaux sociaux en imposant un “internet halal”. Des millions de pages d'information libres et indépendantes ont été censurées en plus des quelque 350 titres de presse suspendus depuis 1981.



    CIBLES DE PRÉDILECTION : tous médias ou journalistes indépendants et critiques



    Au moins 1 000 journalistes et journalistes-citoyens ont été arrêtés, détenus, assassinés, portés disparus ou exécutés par le régime iranien depuis 1979. À ce jour, l’Iran reste le pays qui a officiellement exécuté le plus de journalistes ces cinquante dernières années. Le dernier en date est le directeur de la chaîne Telegram et du site d’information AmadNews, Rouhollah Zam, exécuté le 12 décembre 2020.


    DISCOURS OFFICIEL : relativisme national religieux


    « De nos jours, certains répètent à l’envi l’expression “liberté de la presse récemment acquise”. De mon point de vue, cela ne se réfère à rien. Cela provient de radios étrangères hostiles. » (Discours aux étudiants de l’université Tarbiat Modarres, 3 septembre 1998.)

    Les ennemis profitent au maximum du cyberespace. Malheureusement, dans le cyberespace de notre pays, les contrôles nécessaires ne sont pas faits, malgré tout l'accent que j'y ai mis, et dans un sens, c'est vraiment "relâché". Les responsables doivent être attentifs. » « Le cyberespace doit être géré. Les gens devraient profiter de cette opportunité. (….) Mais il ne faut pas donner à l'ennemi les moyens de conspirer contre le pays et la nation. Les ennemis utilisent cet espace.” (Message diffusé sur les réseaux sociaux, le 24 mars 2021.)