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There are 2 messages totalling 77 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

1. Transparent Performance Of Press To Stabilize Syst
2. Iranian Short Film Wins Aspen'S Special Award

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Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 00:37:56 EDT
From: Bobby Iri <Bobby@WWW.DCI.CO.IR>
Subject: Transparent Performance Of Press To Stabilize Syst

Transparent Performance Of Press To Stabilize System - Official
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press-shahidi
transparent performance of press to stabilize system: official
mashhad, khorassan prov., april 17, irna -- deputy minister of
culture and islamic guidance for press affairs shaban shahidi moaddab
said that transparent performance of the press will stabilize the
system and the revolution.
addressing a gathering of members of the presiding board of the
press house of khorassan province, in northeast of the country, the
official said on thursday that the revolution's health is subject to
the strengthening of the press.
he underlined as important and sensitive the responsibility
that institutions such as the press undertake in a civil society of a
country like iran which is under constant aggression.
shahidi further remarked that through transparency of issues
together with respect for national interests, the press can play a
determining role in leading public opinion in a society.
he said presence of reporters at all news making scenes is
their undisputable right provided that impartiality is observed and
journalistic independence is preserved.
shahidi said that sound performance of the press can further
help the government in implementation of its programs which are
aimed at serving the people.
he underscored the factor of independence as a means for dynamism
of press houses, adding that as long as press houses remain
independent, their foundations will remain firm.
ns/ks
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::irna 17/04/99 13:27

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Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 00:38:06 EDT
From: Bobby Iri <Bobby@WWW.DCI.CO.IR>
Subject: Iranian Short Film Wins Aspen'S Special Award

Iranian Short Film Wins Aspen'S Special Award
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iran-u.s.-film
iranian short film wins aspen's special award
tehran, april 17, irna -- the iranian short film 'a life in the
mist', directed by bahman qobadi, has won the special award of aspen
film festival.
some 900 short films from throughout the globe entered the event
but only 45 of them found their way to the competition section of
the festival which was held in aspen, colorado, april 7-11.
'a life in the mist' won the festival's special award for its
humanitarian tender outlook.
qobadi told irna on friday that aspen is one of the world's
creditable short film festivals, adding that by winning the special
award, his film will now be introduced to the oscar academy for short
films.
qobadi's film has already won a special french award for short
films.
according to him, the film is based on a real story about a young
kurdish boy who is the bread winner of his family. he used to make
his living by carrying goods on a mule on iran-iraq border. but, with
the death of the mule, he is forced to carry goods himself.
qobadi has so far produced 20 short films and won several awards
at international events.
ns/ks
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::irna 17/04/99 14:45

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