Kental Travel – Journalists’ Day in Iran was officially designated on the 17th of August, commemorating the martyrdom of Mahmoud Saremi, a notable Iranian journalist and the head of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) office in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. Mahmoud Saremi, born in 1968 in Borujerd, was tragically killed during the massacre of Iranian diplomats in Mazar-i-Sharif in 1998.
This day recognizes the significant role that journalists play in conveying news, information, and stories to the public. Journalists’ Day in Iran provides an opportunity to appreciate the efforts of journalists in upholding press freedom, promoting transparency, and providing a platform for diverse perspectives and opinions. The occasion is marked by various events, seminars, and gatherings that aim to emphasize the importance of journalism and address the challenges faced by journalists in Iran. It serves as a moment for both professionals and the general public to reflect on the significance of a free and responsible media in Iran.