In the midst of the Islamic Guidance Ministry’s recent crackdown on the press, a hard-line weekly has attacked a national daily for its racy new logo.
Partoyeh Sokhan magazine, whose last front page headline was ‘We will support the Supreme Leader until our last drop of blood,’ published an article decrying what it saw as a dancing woman in Tehran Emrooz (NB Tehran Today) newspaper’s redesigned logo.
‘The letters of the word Emrooz in Tehran Emrooz’s logo have been changed in such a manner that they resemble a dancing woman,’ the investigative weekly revealed. The magazine referred to the end of the letter R, which now resembles ‘a female leg in the act of dancing,’ and the ends of the letter O and Z, which have been modified to look like arms (NB The paper does not indicate whether the arms belong to a woman or a man.). The weekly wrote that other elements in the logo were questionable, but that they were ‘not fit to be published.’