Iran paper banned for ‘Je suis Charlie’ pin
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.
Actor George clooney wore a Je suis charlie button at the Golden Globe Awards last week.