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Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini expressed unhappiness with his country’s official media, declaring that the press can be “boring.” In a meeting with editors, he told them not to print repetitious accounts of his daily meetings. “Such things are boring to the people,” he said, adding, “Whenever the radio is turned on and I hear my name, I hate it.” Another prominent cleric, the Ayatollah Hussein Ali Montazeri, told editors of Tehran’s three major daily newspapers that they are free to criticize the government.


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