Iran pa­per banned for ‘Je suis Char­lie’ pin

Lesotho Times - - Entertainment - Mo­halenyane Phakela

THE Friends of Morija Mu­seum & Ar­chives, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Royal Ar­chives and Mu­seum, will host a his­toric tour of the Royal Vil­lages of Le­sotho in Morija and Mat­sieng on 1 Fe­bru­ary.

Founded in 1990, the Friends of Morija Mu­seum & Ar­chives seeks to pro­mote a greater ap­pre­ci­a­tion of Le­sotho’s his­tory, cul­ture, art and sci­ence through a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties and events.

The ex­cur­sion, which Morija Mu­seum cu­ra­tor Stephen Gill said would be the first of many, will start at noon at Pitso Ground in Morija.

“Ev­ery­one knows of Morena Mo- TEHRAN — Iran’s hard­line ju­di­ciary has banned a re­formist news­pa­per for pub­lish­ing a pic­ture of Hol­ly­wood star Ge­orge Clooney wear­ing a “Je suis Char­lie” (“I am Char­lie”) but­ton, Ira­nian news­pa­pers re­ported on Mon­day.

Mar­dom-e Em­rooz (Today’s Peo­ple) had come under crit­i­cism af­ter run­ning the im­age of the US ac­tor at last week’s Golden Globes cer­e­mony dis­play­ing his sup­port for vic­tims of a deadly at­tack two weeks ago on the Char­lie Hebdo weekly in Paris.

A con­ser­va­tive press watch­dog re­voked Mar­dom-e Em­rooz’s per­mit only three weeks af­ter it started pub­lish­ing with a pledge to sup­port Pres­i­dent Has­san Rouhani in his po­lit­i­cal and so­cial lib­er­al­i­sa­tion pro­gramme, the of­fi­cial IRNA news agency said, cit­ing board mem­ber Al­laed­din Zo­hurian.

Like many other Hol­ly­wood celebri­ties, Clooney com­mands wide pop­u­lar­ity among Ira­nian youths, although they on­lynly get to watch his movies on pi­rated videos.s.

Al­most all Hol­ly­wood pro­duc­tions tions are banned in the Is­lamic repub­lic as “cul­tur­ally deca­dent”.

Twelve peo­ple were killed in thehe 7 Jan­uary shoot­ing at the Char­lie Hebdo of­fice, car­ried out in re­tal­i­a­tion for car­i­ca­tures of the Prophet Mo­ham­mad.

Thou­sands of Is­lamist hard­lin­ers gath­ered out­side the French em­bassy on Mon­day to de­nounce a new draw­ing of the Prophet pub­lished last Wed­nes­day in the first is­sue of Char­lie Hebdo af­ter the shoot­ing.

The car­toon has sparked vi­o­lent clashes in other Mus­lim coun­tries.

— Reuters.

Ac­tor Ge­orge clooney wore a Je suis char­lie but­ton at the Golden Globe Awards last week.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Lesotho

© PressReader. All rights reserved.