Iranian martial art girls sue Reuters news agency

by Tapesh

A group of Iranian athelite girls exercising the martial art of "Ninja" are lo=dging a law suit against Reuters News Agency for naming them as assasins in a clip .


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Reuters reaction

by Ari Siletz on

"The story's headline, 'Thousands of female
Ninjas train as Iran's assassins', was corrected to read 'Three thousand
women Ninjas train in Iran'."

Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance subsequently
contacted the Reuters Tehran bureau chief about the video and
its publication, as a result of which Reuters' 11 personnel were
told to hand back their press cards.

"We acknowledge this error occurred and regard it as a very
serious matter. It was promptly corrected the same day it came
to our attention," said editor-in-chief Stephen J. Adler.

"In addition, we have conducted an internal review and have
taken appropriate steps to prevent a recurrence," he said."


What "appropriate" steps were taken? How was this allowed to happen in the first place?

On the bright side, these women ninjas look way cooler than the typical baseej.  Looks like these Keystone Kops Reuters propagandists outsmarted themselves.


Israeli Media Machine Tries to De-Humanize Iranians like Palest.

by ILoveIran on

Congrats to the women for taking action; the Israeli media machine seeks to de-humanize Iranians (as it does to the Palestinians).   

They do this on this site constantly.  Anyone concerned about that subject is welcome to contact me privately.