Al Jazeera Net - Special
The former president of the Iranian Broadcasting Corporation, Mohammad Ser Afraz, revealed in his book "I Have an Appeal", which tells the reasons for his resignation, about financial corruption, the interference of the security community in the affairs of the organization, and fabrication of files and cases to expel some officials from them.
Contrary to the practice of many officials in Iran after the resignation or forced them, the secret secret of the challenge by publishing his memoirs, to put an end to what has been promoted by the official and semi-official media in recent years about the reasons and circumstances of his resignation, where he portrayed the victim a criminal, he said.
The former Iranian official devoted the last chapter of his book to the reasons for his resignation, revealing serious secrets of the regime in Iran, speaking of the role of the Intelligence Service in the Revolutionary Guards, and the son of Supreme Leader Mojtaba Khamenei in preparing him to leave office.
Mohammad Sir Afraz resigned in May 2016 - 18 months after he was sworn in by Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei as head of Iran's state broadcaster - after an uproar sparked by his adviser Shahrazad Mir Qali Khan about financial corruption in the organization.
After secretly serving a five-year jail term in America for trying to smuggle 3,000 telescopes tonight into Iran, he was hired as an adviser, but suddenly she left Tehran for Oman and showed regret for working on Iranian television. Increasing criticism and pressure on the secret of secretion.
He revealed pressure exerted on Qali Khan, who described her after leaving Iran as a "real human being" by a security apparatus in Iran, adding that the security apparatus ordered her to leave the country, as confirmed by his advisor on social media platforms.
| Muhammad Sir Afraz chose the challenge by publishing it |
His diary (Iranian press)
Iran's Foreign Ministry initially opposed the launch of Press TV and the Arabic-speaking world in the media department of the Iranian Broadcasting Corporation as a government interest, according to the secret notes of Afraz.
In the context, he touched on consultations between his country and its allies in taking decisions, revealing the opposition of the Lebanese Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah to launch Al-Alam TV channel, convinced that Iranian officials do not know the conditions of Arab countries accurately, stressing that he was finally able to satisfy Nasrallah .
Observers in Iran believe that the book provides a convincing answer to public questions about how the radio and television deal with some national files; prompting a large segment of Iranians to turn to the opposition media supported foreign.
Iran is known to be suffering from sanctions and a US embargo, but it is practicing a similar policy against a good number of famous personalities, preventing them from pursuing the profession they want, or appearing in state media, but what secreted secretions exceeded all expectations.
The Iranian official said that he received a list at the beginning of his presidency of the radio and television, which includes thousands of university professors, broadcasters, artists and others, who are prohibited from being present on television, stressing that the list includes a number of people who were not alive.
Among the most prominent figures that have taken the Iranian television during the past years policy of blackout on its activities former reformist President Mohammad Khatami, and his predecessor, former head of the Expediency Council for the benefit of the late regime Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
The Iranians responded to the policy by launching the “We are all Khatami media” brand on the platforms in support of him, and by attending the funeral of Rafsanjani's funeral more than two years ago.
Security intervention and corruption
Secret Afraz, whose resignation after 24 years of work at the Iranian Broadcasting Corporation has raised many questions in the Iranian street, talked about his threat by security circles (unnamed), and interference with government circles in commercial auctions, and fabricated files and cases against a number of managers The Commission in preparation for their expulsion, stressing that there are parties do not want the Commission to independence financially.
He spoke about the presence of security elements of the Ministry of Government Security and the Revolutionary Guard Intelligence Department on Iranian radio and television, denying their rivalry there, and pointed to the division of roles between them in order to thwart some of the projects he undertook.
The secret memo of Afraz said that he informed Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei before the latter's approval of his resignation that there is a shadow government with financial capacity and media inside and outside the country, as well as security tools, and plans against the radio and television, government and parliament, asking for the support of the Supreme Leader so as not to He is forced to resign.
He pointed out that the number of employees of the Authority reached forty thousand people during his presidency, including three thousand managers, considering that his intention to reduce this huge number of employees led to a fierce opposition against him.
The publication of the book, which consists of 273 pages, caused an uproar on communication platforms; between those who described the former Iranian official courageously for not being silent about what was exposed to him by the security community, and those who accused him of exposing the secrets of the regime, and there are also felt that what happened with the secret of secret Only a game of competition between members of the same family