A new daily appeared on the streets of Paris Monday (20 August) in the Persian language, its purpose, to take the place of opposition newspapers either banned or censored in Iran.
CU Newsheet. (2 SHOTS)
SV PAN & CU INTERIOR Journalists at work on the newspaper, hiding their faces from the camera. (2 SHOTS)
SV & CU Paper being produced on duplicating machine. (3 SHOTS)
CU M. Djanad Alamir speaking in English.
SV & CU (M. Alamir's speech continues over) shots of newsheet being sold and read in Paris streets around kiosk. (4 SHOTS)
LV ( Alamir's speech continues over) slogan painted on wall "Khomeini bourreau des Kurdes"
GV Place des Paris with Notre Dame in background.
ALAMIR:"This letter which has been publishing in Paris last week, reflects the opinions of the different currents of opposition to the actual regime of iran. The currents which go from the centre to the left, and the currents which fought the dictatorship of the Shah, which now are fighting the new theocratical dictatorship. This news letter being published here is distributed in the Western countries and then smuggled into Iran. we don't need to send many copies to Iran, because as it was the case during the Shah, as it is in some countries where (INDISTINCT) exists, if four or five copies arrive, it is reproduced and everybody reads it. That is the main reason fro the publication of the Nemeh Rrouz newspaper."
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Background: A new daily appeared on the streets of Paris Monday (20 August) in the Persian language, its purpose, to take the place of opposition newspapers either banned or censored in Iran. The daily called Nameh Rrouz, meaning Daily Letter decidedly anti-Khomeini, is published by a group of expatriots, headed by former Iranian Prime Minister Shapur Bakhtiar.
SYNOPSIS: The newspaper, more like a newsheet, began with an eight-page edition.
And the journalists working on the newsheet have declined to be identified. The publishers expect to have about two thousand subscribers in Iran, and about five thousand more in various European countries. There are also tentative plans for an English edition in the Autumn to be distributed in the United States. One of the principle founders of the paper is journalist and former Iranian television producer Monsieur Djanad Alamir.