Ex Iranian president's magazine gets banned

Iran Materials 27 December 2011 10:37 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 27 / Trend, S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/

Publishing of Rules of Dialogue magazine has been banned by the Press Watching Union in Iran, Parsine News website reported.

Founder and owner of Rules of Dialogue magazine is Iran's former president, reformist politician Sayyid Mohammad Khatami. The magazine was to cover social and cultural topics, and the first issue contained articles written by Khatami himself.

First issue of Rules of Dialogue was released couple of weeks ago.

The chief editor of the magazine was Hadi Haneki, who served as adviser on Media and Cultural issues for Khatami, while he was Iran's president.

Running on a reform agenda, Khatami was elected president on May 23, 1997 in what many have described as a remarkable election. Voter turnout was nearly 80 percent.

Despite limited television airtime, most of which went to conservative Speaker of Parliament and favored candidate Ali Akbar Nateq-Nouri, Khatami received 70 percent of the votes.