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Iran Bans International Press

The Iranian government has tried to block Twitter and SMS since the presidential election on Friday – and now it's taking censorship one step further. The government has now officially banned international press in Tehran, saying that reports and videos have been biased towards supporters of Mousavi. All foreign press will be banned from covering protests on Tuesday, and only the government-run media will be permitted to report from the streets. "No journalist has permission to report or film or take pictures in the city,” the Culture Ministry said.